Police alleged that Joseph Waters beat a dog with a sledgehammer.
Waters was arrested Dec. 3 and was charged with animal cruelty,
Investigators said the dog was beaten on Dec. 2 and Waters was
arrested the next day.
The Australian shepherd, now named "Murphy," spent a week in a
The dog lost an eye, but suffered no permanent head injuries.
The canine is being cared for by a man who found him in a DeKalb
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