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Man charged with animal abuse deemed incompetent to stand trial

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Springfield, Mo. -- A man responsible for beating a litter of puppies to death with a baseball bat has been deemed incompetent to stand trial.

30-year-old Josiah Wheat has been committed to Missouri’s Department of Mental Health by a Douglas County judge.

After beating the litter of puppies to death, Wheat posted the video on social media.

He has been charged with five counts of animal abuse.

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