June 21, 2018: A stuffed animal was used in a courtroom to help a witness to describe what a Michigan State University physicist allegedly a dog.
(Fox 2 Detroit)
The process of the Michigan State University physicist charged with bestiality took an unusual turn this week when a stuffed animal was brought into a courtroom as a prop.
The basset hound toy with a tag on the ear – that was used by a lawyer on Thursday to be a witness to describe what Joseph Hattey, 51, allegedly for a dog is between January and March of this year.
“I was still petting the dog keeps him by his chest, petting his head and his ears,” the witness told the court. “And he was on the other side of the dog trying to be woken up by stroking it.”
“Ironing it true?’ said the lawyer when asked.
“On the genitals,” the witness replied.
Prosecutors and MSU say the alleged crimes did not happen on the campus, nor did they relate to all animals associated with the university, Fox 2 Detroit reported.
The dog that was allegedly the victim has since been adopted. Hattey has been suspended from his job pending the outcome. He was released from Ingham County Jail on a personal-recognizance bond after his arrest earlier this month, Fox News previously reported.