Man accused of poisoning, choking, dumping dead cat

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach man has been accused of poisoning his family’s pet cat, choking it and dumping it in the garbage.

Local news outlets report that court documents show 21-year-old Curtis Kinzey was arrested and charged with animal cruelty on Wednesday.

WAVY-TV reports police went to a home after receiving a call from someone says Kinzey had killed the family pet. Arriving officers found the dead cat in the trash.

An arrest warrant says Kinzey told officers that he killed his cat by poisoning it, then choking the animal to death.

It’s unclear whether Kinzey has an attorney.