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Police: Man Throws 10-Week-Old Kitten Against Television Several Times

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - An East Helena man has denied an animal cruelty charge filed after a 10-week-old kitten was thrown against a television several times, causing such severe injuries it had to be euthanized.
    
The Independent Record reports (http://bit.ly/RjWDjb) 20-year-old David Lee Nelson entered his plea Friday in Municipal Court in Helena.
    
Witnesses told police that Nelson was at an acquaintance's apartment late last month when the kitten jumped on his lap. Prosecutors allege he threw the kitten at the television several times. Police Chief Troy McGee says Nelson then tossed the cat behind a couch and left.
    
The kitten's owner returned home to find her pet had a paralyzed leg, broken teeth and severe facial injuries.
    
Nelson was cited on July 30. A trial date has not been set.
    

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