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Stephen George Button, 54, accused of killing puppy, pleads not guilty to animal cruelty in ACT court

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By Toby Vue
Updated January 10 2022 - 5:44am, first published 5:38am
Stephen George Button, 54, has pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty and will face a hearing in May. Picture: Karleen Minney

A man accused of killing a puppy by shoving a knife down its throat told its screaming owner that it was a lesson and that "this is the way we used to kill dogs in the bush", court papers state.

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Toby Vue

Court reporter

Toby Vue joined The Canberra Times in April 2021 and is a court reporter after covering the round in NSW and Queensland. He has also reported on regional and rural affairs, local government and sport. He was a Sunday Canberra Times reporter. Email: t.vue@canberratimes.com.au.

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