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Man tells wife, ‘You love those dogs more than you love me,’ before throwing pets off balcony, killing one

Jerald Jeske faces one count of aggravated cruelty to animals in the death of a 16-year-old Chihuahua, authorities say. (Chicago Police Department )

A Chicago-area attorney fed up with his wife’s love for her two Chihuahuas tossed the animals off her second-floor balcony, killing one, during an argument, Chicago police said.

Jerald Jeske, 51, faces one count of aggravated cruelty to animals in the death of a 16-year-old Chihuahua found dead by police Monday evening, the WGN-TV in Chicago reported.

Jeske’s wife told police the pair had been arguing in a vehicle when he slapped her twice and said, “You love those dogs more than you love me. … I’m going to kill those dogs,” according to reports.

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Jeske allegedly grabbed her keys, went inside her home and threw the dogs off the balcony.

A 14-year-old Chihuahua named “Flo” who survived the fall and ran off had not been found as of Tuesday, a Chicago police spokesperson told the Chicago Tribune.

A judge ordered Jeske held in Cook County jail on $10,000 bond.

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His next court appearance is scheduled for Monday.

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