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Man sentenced for killing girlfriend's kitten

Gerale Witcher (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Gerale Witcher (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

 

CINCINNATI (AP) - A 19-year-old Hamilton County man has been sentenced to six months in jail for killing his girlfriend's kitten.

Hamilton County Judge Brad Greenberg said Monday that Gerale Witcher acted with "incredible cruelty" when he grabbed the kitten by its tail Oct. 25 and smashed it against a wall.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that (http://cin.ci/SazakB) Greenberg sentenced Witcher for cruelty to animals and obstructing official business, and barred him from owning any pets for 15 years.
A domestic violence charge was dismissed. Police say they found the dead kitten when responding to a violence call.

Witcher told the judge he didn't mean to hurt the kitten, but was trying to get it off as it scratched him. His attorney said Witcher has some mental issues from a 2010 car crash.

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