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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013 5:32 pm

More than a few eyebrows will be raised when people read about this crime and the punishment given. Was the punishment given the right fit for the crime committed?

A man with a Villa Ridge address was sentenced to four years in prison for killing a cat with a hatchet. The sentence was levied in a circuit court in Jefferson County, where the crime occurred. The charge was felony animal abuse.

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