After an argument Wednesday evening, the 31-year-old did not hear from Redmon until he received a phone call at work the following day from a public phone in the emergency department of Carle Foundation Hospital.
The woman, believed to be Redmon, said before hanging up:
"Go get yo' puppy out the oven, (expletive)."
The man returned home to an overwhelming stench and found a chair pushed up against his oven door. Inside the oven, he found the dead puppy.
Redmon — who reportedly suffers from mental issues — was charged with animal torture and aggravated cruelty to animals, and has since had no contact with her ex-boyfriend.
The Department of Children and Family Services has started to investigate the couple, while their child is temporarily under the care of relatives.