Posted at: 07/26/2012 11:23 AM
| Updated at: 07/26/2012 12:28 PM
By: Andrew Murphy
ALBANY - On Wednesday afternoon, officers were flagged down in the area of the Times Union Center and informed that a man had just killed a cat on the corner of State and Pearl Streets.
According to police James Backus, 44, of Cohoes, grabbed a cat by the tail and swung it into the ground four or five times before placing it in a garbage can.
According to witnesses, the cat had apparently been hit by a car and was suffering in the middle of the road with injuries sustained in that incident.
Backus was arrested and charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty, he was arraigned and released on his own recognizance