- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

BLACK LICK, Pa. (AP) - State police plan to charge a 17-year-old boy western Pennsylvania boy with animal cruelty for decapitating a cat with a hatchet.

Police announced their intentions Tuesday, although the incident occurred Oct. 12.

That’s when police say the Black Lick boy first injured the cat by kicking it. According to a news release, the boy then cut off the cat’s head “due to injuries sustained.”

The cat was owned by a 50-year-old woman. Police didn’t say whether she knew or was related to the boy, who isn’t being identified because he’ll be charged in juvenile court.

Black Lick is about 45 miles east of Pittsburgh.

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