By NBC News Staff Reporter Emily DyerApril 12, 2020 11:40:00The owner of the upscale nail salon that killed her beloved dog with an electric nail gun is now saying she doesn’t want the dog to die because she didn’t want him to die in the first place.
Jessica Halyard, owner of L’Oréal Los Angeles, told The Associated Press she killed her 12-year-old black labrador Chik with an iron nail gun at the shop on Thursday because she was angry about the owner’s behavior.
Chik was a stray and had been in the shop for about two weeks, when the owner, 31-year old Jason C. F. Hall, started throwing objects at him, according to a police report.
He said he didn’t know why.
Halyarnt’s lawyer, Robert B. Knepper, told the AP the dog’s death was “unintentional” and she is heartbroken for her family and the people who loved him.
“I don’t want it to be something that can be blamed on any one person,” HalyARD said.
“It’s not my fault.”
Hall has been charged with animal cruelty and is being held on $50,000 bond.
The AP was unable to contact him for comment.
Haryard said she wants to get her own dog out of the shop and “get it out of here” so she can move on.
“It’s so sad that he was killed,” she said.