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Accused cat killer pleads not guilty

Accused cat killer pleads not guilty

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

Jody Cothron, accused of killing a Brookhaven Animal Rescue League cat in March, appeared in Brookhaven Municipal Court on Tuesday.

He pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty.

In March, BARL workers reported 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.

Cothron is scheduled to appear back in court June 28.

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