published Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Athens man arrested after allegedly kicking cat 'like a football' until it died

Police in Athens have charged 20-year-old Dejion Marquel Roberson with animal cruelty after several witnesses saw him carrying a cat by the neck and kicking it "like he was punting a football or kicking a soccer ball" according to the incident report.

On Christmas Eve, Roberson said the cat ran into his house and pounced on a small child.

Police asked to see the child in question and saw no marks or visible wounds.

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