October 1, 2023

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The suspect was discovered lined in blood, asking police to kill him, in line with officers.

A Revere man is dealing with expenses for allegedly assaulting his roommate and brutally killing his canine. 

Don Algeni, 57, was arraigned final week on expenses of animal cruelty, malicious killing or harm to a home animal, and assault and battery on a household or family member. He was ordered held with out bail, in line with Suffolk District Lawyer Kevin Hayden’s workplace. 

Police and firefighters responded to a residence on Lowell Avenue in Revere simply earlier than 1 a.m. on Aug. 30. People who first arrived on the scene discovered Algeni mendacity in his mattress, blood protecting each arms. Algeni was screaming that he wished police to kill him, in line with Hayden’s workplace. He proceeded to lose consciousness and was transported to a neighborhood hospital. 

First responders additionally discovered a canine subsequent to Algeni’s mattress. It was lined in blood and had suffered at the least 5 stab wounds, Hayden’s workplace mentioned. One slash to the canine’s neck was “so deep his head was virtually severed.”

Plenty of knives and swords had been seized from the condo. This included a footlong searching knife lined in blood, officers mentioned. 

When interviewed, Algeni’s roommate mentioned that he had banged on her bed room door round 9 p.m. earlier that night time. Algeni demanded that she open the door, however mentioned that he had a key and will get in any time he wished, officers mentioned. 

Algeni’s roommate confirmed police a video she took on Aug. 23. It depicted Algeni screaming at her and throwing a cup at her, officers mentioned. 

She informed police that Algeni made regarding statements to her a couple of week earlier than the Aug. 30 incident, comparable to “I’m going out and I’m not going out alone,” in line with Hayden’s workplace. 

“This can be a tragic and terrifying scenario for everybody concerned, together with the primary responders. Sadly, a defenseless animal was brutally attacked and killed. It’s yet one more instance of how unpredictable 911 calls might be and an instance of responders dealing with their duties with care and restraint,” Hayden mentioned in a press release.