Villanova Recruit Killed Ex-Girlfriend’s Dachshund?

Morris County, New Jersey’s DAILY RECORD reported this week on the busy summer of Donovan Allieri, a 6-foot-5, 265-pound lineman who recently signed a letter-of-intent to play football at Villanova.

Dominic Allieri

According to a June 6 police report, Allieri was recently arrested for “breaking into his girlfriend’s house, stealing $8,775 worth of jewelry, and killing ”Pepper,’ the family’s 9-pound miniature dachshund.”

Make that ex-girlfriend.

Allieri has been officially charged by Boon Township Police with, “theft, burglary and animal cruelty.”

But Allieri isn’t going quietly, despite being offered a plea deal that included jail time.

Allieri was charged on June 26. Defense lawyer Marcy McMann on Tuesday in state Superior Court, Morristown, rejected a plea offer extended to Allieri that calls for probation and 364 days in the Morris County jail.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office will now present the case to a grand jury for possible indictment.

So, what about the dog? Read more…