Crime

Georgia Man Who Put Cat In Dog's Cage To Watch It Die Gets Prison Sentence

| by Sean Kelly

A man in Georgia was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to putting a cat inside of a dog’s cage so he could watch it die.

According to reports, 21-year-old Jahmal Anthony Swaby put a cat inside of a dog’s cage and laughed as he watched the feline “running around inside the dog cage screaming for its life.” The cat subsequently died and when police arrived, the dog was chewing on its body.

Swaby also reportedly threatened a witness by pointing his fingers at her “similar in shape of a gun” while walking past her home. The witness ultimately called the police and reported the disturbing incident.

Another young man, 21-year-old Trevaughn Thomas, was inside the home with Swaby as the incident occurred, and initially pleaded not guilty to animal cruelty charges. 

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In addition to the animal cruelty charges, Swaby also pleaded guilty to charges of illegal possession of a firearm and theft by receiving stolen property.

Sources: Online Athens, New York Daily News

Photo Credit: New York Daily News