The AJC reports that Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux's felony animal cruelty charge is still winding it's way through the legal system.
Babineaux was charged in February in the death of Kilo, a pit bull-mix owned by his girlfriend.
Babineaux's girlfriend said she and Babineaux argued on February 18 and that Babineaux later suggested she return home to check on the dog after she went out to a movie.
The girlfriend told police she found Kilo in "severe physical distress". Initial tests showed that the dog died of blunt force trauma to the head, likely by hammer.
The dead dog has been frozen and will re-examined by an expert.
Jonathan Babineaux is active on the Falcons roster and is projected to be a starter.
The pic is of Lucky, a pit bull brought into an Atlanta shelter this week. The knife was removed today and her prognosis is good. Hopefully, she will be adopted by someone not on the Atlanta Falcons roster.