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Charges: Rochester man ravaged ex-wife's home, killed her dog

The 32-year-old allegedly left her a voicemail telling her she wouldn't like what she'd see.
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A Rochester man is facing numerous felony charges after his ex-wife's home was burglarized and her dog killed. 

Charges were filed Friday in Olmsted County District Court against 32-year-old Octavio A. Nique, of Rochester. He's accused of breaking into his ex-wife's home in northwest Rochester the night of July 7-8 and leaving a trail of destruction and killing her dog, which was found floating in a backyard pool. 

According to a criminal complaint, a neighboring couple on the 1300 block of 13th Ave. NW told officers that they heard noises during the night, and they called the police after finding their neighbor's back door was open and the dog, a pit-bull mix, was dead in the pool. 

Officers checked on the house and found it littered with damage: 

  • Permanent marker on the walls. 
  • Smashed bathroom toilet. 
  • Water overflowing into the kitchen and hallway. 
  • Kitchen drawers smashed on the floor. 
  • Dog kennel torn open. 
  • Several broken windows and cut window screens. 
  • Big screen TV smashed. 

The night of July 7, one of Nique and his ex-wife's children said they heard something outside, with the victim then finding a broken window. She was fearful and left to stay at a friends house after calling 911. It was later that night that Nique is accused of returning and inflicting the damage. 

The criminal complaint states that many of the writings on the wall were in reference to text messages between Nique's ex-wife and her new boyfriend. 

Nique, who based on a June court ruling was not allowed to go to or enter his ex-wife's home due to a previous domestic assault, was arrested after police found his soaking-wet black shoes, the victim's cellphone, a power cord to the victim's now-destroyed TV, and a wet towel from her home at his home, which is approximately a half-mile away. 

Voicemails from Nique to his ex-wife revealed that he stated that she "would not like what she found when she got home," the criminal complaint said. 

Another dog in the victim's home, allegedly belonging to Nique, was unharmed. 

Nique denied all involvement in the incident. He has been charged with 2nd-degree burglary, animal torture, harassment with intent to injure, and violating a domestic abuse order. 

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