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Man charged with arson tweeted about killing dog

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A man who confessed to police that he set his own house on fire, killing his two dogs, tweeted about one of the dogs just the day before. A man who confessed to police that he set his own house on fire, killing his two dogs, tweeted about one of the dogs just the day before.
Galloway told police he had been drinking most of the night and suffers from depression. He is charged with arson. Galloway told police he had been drinking most of the night and suffers from depression. He is charged with arson.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC) - A man who confessed to police that he set his own house on fire, after killing at least one of his dogs, tweeted about one of the dogs just the day before.

Shelby County Fire Department and Shelby County deputies responded to a house fire on the 6000 block of Showboat Lane just after 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday. When they arrived, they found David Galloway, 57, naked from the waist down armed with a shotgun. He appeared to be intoxicated.

Galloway's two dogs were found dead on the property, one of which was inside the house. He told investigators that one of the dogs was already dead in the backyard. He intended to bury it but didn't get around to it.

Fire investigators noticed the strong smell of a fire accelerant in the kitchen. They say Galloway admitted to shooting the second dog after it bit him on the hand. He then poured gasoline throughout the house before setting his couch on fire.

On Tuesday, tweets posted to Galloway's Twitter account show photos of bites said to be from one of his dogs. One of the tweets on the account read, "This is what my dog just did to me. And I haven't killed him. Yet."

Galloway told police he had been drinking most of the night and suffers from depression. He is charged with arson.

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