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Schenectady man found guilty of beating neighbor's cat to death

June 11, 2019 06:15 PM

A Schenectady man is found guilty of beating a neighbor's cat to death.

The district attorney tells NewsChannel 13 Donald Birch Jr. intentionally killed the seven-pound tabby "in an especially depraved or sadistic manner."

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It happened on Union Street last year, in front of the cat's owner.

Birch argued the cat was injured after being hit by a car, but a vet said the injuries did not justify the killing.

Birch will be sentenced in August. He faces up to two years behind bars.

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