Louisville man accused of killing cat with broom

Shaun A. McKinney (Source: LMDC)
Shaun A. McKinney (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Louisville man is accused of beating to death a cat with a broom, according to his arrest report.

Officers dispatched to an apartment building on East St. Catherine Street on Thursday said a woman there told them Shaun A. McKinney, 25, had killed her cat the previous night.

The officers located McKinney inside the apartment, and according to the arrest report, McKinney admitted his role in the cat's death.

McKinney allegedly told police he became irate after the cat knocked a second cat off a chair to the ground. McKinney said he chased the first cat into the kitchen where he grabbed a broom and struck the animal three or four times. He then left the apartment and returned a short time later. He found the cat motionless in the kitchen, so he struck the cat several more times and kicked it to see whether it was still alive, according to police.

McKinney was charged with torture to a cat, second degree cruelty to an animal and second degree criminal mischief.

Copyright 2012 WAVE News. All rights reserved.