The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Why did Christopher's father kill Wellington? What does his rambling explanation reinforce about humans and human relationships?

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Christopher's father murdered Wellington out of jealousy. He and Mrs. Shears had been fighting, and he felt she loved the dog more than she loved him. He lost it, and he killed the dog. Humans can be capable of anything.