The husband of a reality television personality killed her dog, then posted a video explaining his reason — the dog had apparently nipped the couple’s young daughter in the face.
The New York Post’s Page Six reports that David Eason, the husband of “Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans, admitted shooting the dog. He later posted a video on Instagram showing the dog nipping at their 2-year-old daughter Ensley.
Along with the video, Eason posted the message: “I dont give a damn what animal bites my baby on the face… whether it be your dog or mine, a dog is a dog and I dont put up with that s–t at all. I’m all about protecting my family, it is my lifes mission. Some people are worth killing or dying for and my family means that much to me. You can hate me all you want but this isnt the first time the dog bit Ensley aggressively. The only person that can judge weather or not a animal is a danger to MY CHILD is ME.”
The Post reports that Eason apparently does not face legal repercussions.
“The Columbus County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s Office shared a press release that said police conducted a welfare check at Eason’s home Tuesday night at around 7:30 p.m, but officers found all of the human residents were fine,” The Post reports, quoting the statement saying: “There was no evidence to substantiate a further investigation.”
The Post adds: “The public has since expressed its outrage over the dog’s murder online, and the sheriff’s office said in the statement that it directed all complaints to Columbus County Animal Control. However, a source at the Animal Control center told Page Six that it only handles complaints involving animals that are still alive.”
Evans, meanwhile, is said to be considering a divorce. She said on Instagram that she is “crying every day,” adding the hashtags “#Broken” and “#Distraught.”
Evans is quoted telling Us Weekly: “We are dealing with this rough situation. I want to focus on what’s best for me and my kids. [Divorce is] in thoughts, but nothing is finalized.”
Eason’s Instagram post, including the video of the dog nipping at Ensley, can be seen by clicking here. Below is a screen shot from the video showing the child and the dog on the couch.