Tuesday 24 September 2019

Teen ‘strangled sister’s kitten after she refused to give him bong back’

Alex Salemi
Alex Salemi
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

A TEENAGER is alleged to have killed his sister’s cat with his bare hands in a dispute over a bong.

Alex Salemi, from the US state of Illinois, is alleged to have strangled the cat in rage.

He is appearing in court on charges of aggravated animal cruelty and criminal damage.

The incident occurred two weeks ago, when Salemi threatened to kill the kitten if his sister didn’t return his bong to him.

His mother told authoruities that she was hankful he had taken his anger out on the kitten and not another family member.

The judge refused a request to lower the bond he is being held on, citing concerns of the violent nature of the alleged attack.

He told the teen there was ‘anger in you that needs to be addressed’.

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