An actor was charged with killing and eating his ex-girlfriend’s pet rabbit on Tuesday. According to authorities, he sent her grisly photos of his actions and threatened to do the same to her.
Dimitri Diatchenko, 46, an actor and musician best known for television roles playing Eastern Europeans and Russians, was brought up on felony charges of cruelty to an animal with use of a knife and making criminal threats, Huffington Post reports.
Diatchenko, who lives in North Hollywood, is currently free on bail. He faces up to four years and eight months in prison in convicted. According to authorities, he had been living with the ex-girlfriend for some time before their relationship ended. She told him they should stop living together.
Then, on Dec. 7 while she was out of the house, Diatchenko killed the rabbit.
“Diatchenko skinned the pet, cooked it and ate half of it while sending her step-by-step pictures of what he did,” said a statement from the district attorney’s office. “When she returned the defendant allegedly told her he would do the same to her.”
In addition to roles in television series like Sons of Anarchy and films like Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Diatchenko is also well-known for his prolific voice work in titles like the Call of Duty video game series.