- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 26, 2016

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A Chicago woman has pleaded guilty to aggravated cruelty after admitting she helped her adult daughter fatally stab the family’s cat.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2ao4FI2 ) Kelly Palermo entered the plea Tuesday. DuPage County Assistant State’s Attorney Kristin Johnson says the 51-year-old woman became angry when the cat bit her on June 10, 2015, at her daughter’s house in suburban Elmhurst. Johnson says Kelly Palermo held the cat down while Samantha Palermo stabbed the animal at least five times.

Kelly Palermo faces a possible sentence of one to three years in prison and a fine up to $25,000.

Samantha Palermo is awaiting trial. Both women are free on $125,000 bail.

The Palermos don’t have published telephone numbers and could not be reached for comment.


Information from: Daily Herald, https://www.dailyherald.com

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