DALLAS – Dallas police say a 47-year-old woman has told detectives she shot and killed her husband because he had been beating the family cat.
The authorities say that Mary Harrison has been arrested and jailed on a murder charge in the killing of her 49-year-old man Dexter Harrison. She was held on $100,000 bond.
Mary Harrison told the authorities that the shootings Saturday happened during an argument. Dexter Harrison was taken to a hospital where he died.
In a statement Sunday, Dallas police said Harrison told officials that her husband had been beating the cat.
Neighbors say that the family of the cat recently went missing, Mary Harrison had the signs about the disappearance, and the pet that they are back.