David Eason has finally opened up about killing Jenelle Evans' dog, confirming the full story. According to E! News, the incident occurred on April 30 of this year and David and Jenelle just spoke to People about the whole situation.
The controversial father said that their French bulldog, Nugget, attacked their two-year-old daughter, Ensley. In response to that attack, he apparently decided that the best course of action was to kill Nugget. "It was a situation where my daughter, her health, her safety was in danger," David shared. "It upsets me just as much as anybody who doesn't even know Nugget may think they're upset."
David then added, "This was something that nobody wants to ever have to do. The dog was aggressive. Yes, she might not be huge or whatever, but you know when a dog bites a child on the face more than one time, then it should never be around the child again."
When asked why David and Jenelle didn't try to find a new home for Nugget instead of killing her, he said, "If you call the authorities at that point, the law says
the dog has to be euthanized. I'm not going to pay anyone to euthanize my dog when I could do it myself."
Jenelle added some details about David in his defense, explaining, "David has grown up in the country lifestyle—he hunts, he fishes. The way he was raised is really different than a lot of other places. We understand that people are scared of the whole gun thing, [but] they just don't understand it from David's perspective."
The mom-of-three also added that after Nugget's death, the couple had to go to counseling and David also completed anger management courses. She claimed, "We've been working out really well ever since."
While their recovery sounds positive, David's decision to kill Nugget had huge ramifications on their family. It led to Jenelle's termination from Teen Mom 2, which was a key source of revenue for her. In addition, CPS took their children from their home, and Jenelle and David had to make several court appearances to finally get them back.
But Jenelle says that David has been growing. One of their Pit bulls recently killed one of their pigs and instead of shooting the dog, David decided to give the dog away. We're sure this isn't enough redemption for Teen Mom 2 fans, however.