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Lawyer Terence Connor, Alleged Dog Abuser, Escapes Jaws of The Law!


Lawyer Terence Connor, Alleged Dog Abuser, Escapes Jaws of The Law!

Remember high-profile Coral Gables lawyer Terence Connor?

Gossip Extra readers met the man in March, shortly he was arrested by cops and booked in jail on two charges of animal cruelty.

Terence Connor's booking photo

Terence Connor booking photo (Click on the photo for more SoFla mug shots)

Big-deal labor lawyer Connor, 69, was accused of pepper-spraying his neighbor’s pint-sized dogs, dachshund Louis and Maltese Zeus, because they’d been barking!

And now, it seems law enforcement’s bark is worse than its bite: The Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office just decided to drop the misdemeanor charges against Connor, a partner with the Miami law firm of Hunton & Williams!

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“This case was dropped after the woman who owned the dogs asked that we drop the . . .  case,” a spokesman for the state attorney told the website randompixels. “She indicated that she did not wish to proceed further and felt that this matter was basically a misunderstanding between neighbors that had gotten out of hand.

“Since she would have to play an essential role in any prosecution, we followed her wishes and dropped the case.”

Beatriz Llorente, Connor’s lawyer, declined to comment about the reasons for the latest development.

Said Connor’s alleged victim, University of Miami student Andrea Lopez: “I just wanted it to go away!”

She wouldn’t comment on whether Connor promised her any “consideration” in exchange for her goodwill.

At the time of the incident, she told me Connor harassed her dogs in the past by spraying water on them through the fence.

Earlier this year, however, Lopez rushed them both to the vet as they squealed and foamed at the mouth after being pepper-sprayed.

When she questioned Connor about it later, Lopez was greeted with four-letter words, as were the cops after she called them to the scene.

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