Peru Lawmaker Under Fire in Dog Shooting

Congress probes neighbor's complaint against 'madman' pol
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2008 8:45 AM CDT
Peru Lawmaker Under Fire in Dog Shooting
Peru's President Alan Garcia addresses Congress January 16, 2008.   (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

A Peruvian lawmaker is under investigation after a neighbor complained that the politician shot and killed her dog for bothering ducks. He's "a madman who takes pot-shots from his house every time he's upset,” said the neighbor, who lost her giant schnauzer. The member of Parliament, Miro Ruiz, has denied the charge, but a cabinet minister said the attack showed “psychological weakness” that “hurts the country.” (Read more Peru stories.)

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