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In New Hampshire, a woman allegedly pushed the dog down to the lake, let them drown in the police

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A New Hampshire woman was arrested after police said she held her dog in a lake — and then she was going to drown.

Nancy Bucciarelli, 66, was walking her dog, an 11-year-old golden retriever, named Bailey, at Wasserman Park in Merrimack on the 8th of June, when the two went out to a dock in the near Naticook Lake, WMUR reported.

Nancy Bucciarelli, 66, was arrested for allegedly pushing her dog in a lake and drown.
(Merrimack Police Department)

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Bucciarelli, reportedly stuck to the dog, which witnesses said appeared to breathe when walking in the water, and do not attempt a rescue if the dog is struggling, and slowly sank.

Passers-by jumped in to try and pull the dog out of the water, but in the end, the death of Merrimack’s police chief, Denise Roy, told WMUR.

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“It’s a very sad story,” Roy said. “It is unreasonable for you to think about what this defendant is charged with.”

Bucciarelli, was arrested Friday on a felony animal-cruelty charges and is due to appear in court later this month.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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