Man kills kitten after it scratches his child’s face

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WOODBRIDGE, VA — Monday around 10:30am, Animal Control officers responded to a residence located in the 14900 block of Fruit Tree Ct in Woodbridge to investigate an animal cruelty complaint.

The investigation revealed that the accused killed the family’s 4-month old domestic short hair cat after learning that the cat scratched his 3-year-old daughter on the face earlier that morning. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Rocky Bryan Hearn, was arrested without incident.

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