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Man arrested, accused of beating cat to death at Brookhaven shelter

Jody Cothron Source: Lincoln Co. Jail Jody Cothron Source: Lincoln Co. Jail
Source: BARL Source: BARL
BROOKHAVEN, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Brookhaven police have confirmed that the man accused of beating a cat to death at the Brookhaven Animal Rescue League has been arrested. 

Jody Cothron is in the Lincoln County Jail charged with animal cruelty.

BARL reports that the cat caregiver was outside tending to some dogs at the time of the attack. When the caregiver returned to the building, Cothron was seen leaving. 

After entering the room, the rescue officials say they saw blood splattered across the room and a plastic stick was found nearby in pieces. 

Workers noticed a cat, 3-year-old Tilly, acting unusual. When they lifted her up, they saw blood underneath the cat and rushed her to the vet.

She died shortly afterward.

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