BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A Belleville man is accused of killing seven kittens with a BB gun.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that St. Clair County prosecutors charged 46-year-old Terry Roy on Friday with a felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals.
Authorities allege that Roy killed the kittens and then took them to a park where they were found by a woman walking her dog May 8.
The News-Democrat says Roy tried to turn the kittens over to an animal-control agency but was told that if no one claimed them within a week they would be euthanized. Witnesses told police that Roy then decided to kill them himself.
Roy does not have a listed home telephone number. Online court records do not show whether he has an attorney.
Information from: Belleville News-Democrat, http://www.bnd.com