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Jun 16, 2012 8:41 PM

Ky. Man Charged With Beating Cat To Death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A Louisville man has been arrested and charged with beating a cat to death with a broom.

Louisville Metro Police charged 25-year-old Shaun McKinney with torture of a cat, second-degree cruelty to an animal and second-degree criminal mischief.

Police told The Courier-Journal that McKinney became irritated with the cat Wednesday night when it jumped onto a chair and knocked a second cat to the floor. An arrest report says McKinney chased the cat into the kitchen and
struck it with a broom "three or four times."

Police say McKinney kicked it to see if it was still living.

Officers found the feline's corpse in the backyard. After the incident, Metro Animal Services removed six other cats from the home.

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