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Man charged for killing 8-week-old kitten

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A man is charged with aggravated animal cruelty for allegedly killing a kitten by throwing it against a wall.

According to the report, 27-year-old Tyler Puryear showed up to his ex-wife's house uninvited wanting to talk on September 30.

His ex agreed to let him remain in the house and after the talk ended, Puryear went downstairs in the home to get some sleep.

The report says Puryear became angry when a litter of 8-week-old kittens, belonging to his ex-wife's daughter, were making too much noise.

Puryear's ex told police that he threw one of the kittens against a wall, forcing it to bounce back to the middle of the room.

Police arrived at the scene to find the kitten dead, bleeding from its ears, mouth and head.

Puryear fled the scene, but was arrested January 5.

Court records show Puryear was charged with aggravated animal cruelty October 2, just two days after the incident at his ex-wife’s house.

He's due in court January 26.

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