Warning: This story may disturb some readers.
A Boston man has been charged with the malicious killing of a cat and arson. Earlier this month, he was arrested after setting a cat on fire and throwing it against a residence. Police said that the man has confessed to killing the cat.
“Whether it’s an attack on an animal or an attack on a person, the Boston police take these situations very seriously,” said Boston police spokesman James Kenneally.
Under state law, killing a domestic animal is punishable by up to five years in prison, and arson is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Source: Boston Globe