KIRKWOOD, Mo. (KSDK) – A local man has been charged with torturing and killing Sweetie, his girlfriend's cat.
Police say 23-year-old Ryan Banning admitted to slapping his girlfriend's cat's head, grabbing it by the neck and shaking it, throwing it across a room and slamming its head against a wall several times. It happened on August 25.
Banning is charged with one count of animal abuse, a class D felony.
No additional information was immediately available.