Man arrested for stepping on kitten, killing it

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla., Dec. 10, 2021—A Fort Walton Beach man is charged with stepping on a woman’s new kitten and killing it because he “was unhappy with it.”

James Miller

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office charged James Thomas Miller, 40, of Emerald Lane, with felony animal cruelty.

The woman said the man told her Nov. 24 he was going to kill the kitten because it kept crying.

She said she later heard a loud noise coming from upstairs and went to see what it was.

According to the witness, Miller said “What did I do?” and saw the kitten was severely injured and having convulsions. 

OCSO deputies said Miller intentionally, forcefully and unnecessarily killed the kitten, a third-degree felony.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office news release

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