Livingston man arrested after neighbor’s canine shot, killed


WALKER – Burnic Boone posted ‘watch out for canine’ indicators exterior his dwelling, however he says there was nothing to worry when it got here to his canine, Purple.

“He would not chew no person, Boone stated. “He liked enjoying. That is all he liked to do is play. He would not chew a flea.”

Boone now spends numerous his time exterior by the graves of his three canines, together with Purple — the canine he discovered as a pet two years in the past on the aspect of the highway.

“I come out right here, typically thrice a day, and discuss to my canines,” Boone stated.

Boone says Purple was sitting exterior the trailer earlier than 8 a.m. on Oct. 6, which was typical. Certainly one of his neighbor’s canines was additionally exterior.

“I needed to go in the home to make use of the lavatory or one thing,” Boone stated. “I heard a gunshot. I [ran] out. I did not even know I used to be barefoot. I [ran] out so quick searching for my canine and he was laying over yonder between them bushes.”

Within the two weeks since he comforted Purple because the canine took his remaining breaths, Boone says he is relived the second he calls a nightmare, again and again.

“That is all I had, was him,” Boone stated as he began to cry. “I am unable to change him. Cash cannot change him.”

Within the days following the taking pictures, deputies examined video from Boone’s dwelling safety cameras.

Thursday afternoon, Boone’s neighbor, 22-year-old Wyatt Simoneaux was arrested by the Livingston Parish Workplace. 

Boone does not know why Purple was shot.

“Being in his yard, I suppose,” Boone surmised. “No one gave me no purpose why that man shot my canine.”

Information of Simoneaux’s arrest is bittersweet for Boone, who remains to be mourning the lack of and looking for justice for the canine he says by no means left his aspect.

“I am not going to get no sleep, no peace, till my canine will get his relaxation,” Boone stated.

Simoneaux is charged with aggravated cruelty to animals and unlawful use of a weapon. He was launched from jail Thursday evening on a $35,000 bond. LPSO says the investigation is ongoing.

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