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Ted Shuttleworth, Former 'NYPD Blue' Writer, Punches Poodle In Face: Cops

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NEW YORK -- Police say a former television screenwriter was arrested after punching his poodle in the face so hard that it died of a brain injury.

A spokesman for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says the dog sustained a traumatic brain injury.

The newspaper reports Shuttleworth is a former TV writer who once worked for "NYPD Blue." He could face up to a year in prison.

His wife tells the newspaper that the dog's death was a "horrible accident."

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