I found an evidence picture of the deceased puppy and it appeared to have some material tied around it's neck. I was wondering if it was possibly asphyxiated. It was barely mentioned during the trial. It's surprising they have no cause of death for the poor little thing. WARNING! GRAPHIC AND VERY UPSETTING IMAGE IN LINK. EVIDENCE PICTURE OF DECEASED PUPPY: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/cms/binary/10250135.jpg?size=640x420 Members of the animal groups who were chasing him for over a year would have made good witnesses at the trial.