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Man Stands Charged With Felony For Killing Family Member’s Cat

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Antonio Hernandez-Angel

Antonio Hernandez-Angel is charged with hurling a family member’s cat to the ground, causing injuries so severe that the pet had to be euthanized. (Credit: Palatine Police)

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PALATINE, Ill. (CBS) — A Palatine man stands charged with felony animal cruelty, after throwing a cat so hard to the ground that the animal had to be put down.

Antonio Hernandez-Angel, 33, of the 1900 block of North Green Lane in Palatine is charged with one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals after the incident at his home about 11 p.m. Thursday, a release from Palatine police said.

Responding officers found out Hernandez-Angel had been in a fight with another family member whose cat was making too much noise. So he hurled the cat to the ground, causing such severe injuries that the pet had to be euthanized at a nearby 24-hour animal hospital, police said.

Hernandez-Angel was arrested after further investigation and witness statements revealed he hurt the cat.

He was ordered held on $10,000 bond, with conditions of no contact with animals or family members, police said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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