- Associated Press - Friday, February 13, 2015

MECHANICSVILLE, Iowa (AP) - Three people have been charged for their involvement in killing several cats with a pellet gun and a baseball bat at an eastern Iowa home.

KCRG-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1KTOknc ) 37-year-old Cory William Maschmann, of Stanwood, and two juveniles were charged Thursday in connection with the killings near a Mechanicsville home. Maschmann faces charges of aiding and abetting animal torture, criminal trespassing and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to a police report, Maschmann told police that he brought the two juveniles to the home and instructed them to kill the cats. Officers later found four dead cats in a nearby creek, and the homeowner confirmed the cats belonged to her.

Court records do not list an attorney for Maschmann. The two minors will be referred to juvenile court.


Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com

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