published Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

2nd man charged in Texas shotgun killing of cat

HOUSTON — A second Houston-area man has been charged after a stray black cat apparently was thrown into the air and then fatally shot.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday announced 18-year-old Alexander Marsh of League City faces a felony animal cruelty charge in Saturday's killing. Marsh was not immediately taken into custody.

Deputies initially charged 24-year-old Joseph Morgan of Highlands with cruelty to animals-torture with a firearm. A deputy found the cat's body near the San Jacinto River after getting a complaint about a gunshot and a report that Morgan was responsible.

Investigators say Morgan told them he found a stray, sick cat that needed to be euthanized, so he threw the animal into the air and opened fire with a shotgun loaded with birdshot.

Marsh allegedly helped.

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