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Mother holds down family cat while daughter stabs it

By Mason White 11:27 AM June 14, 2015
Samantha Palermo (left) and her mother Kelly Palermo  

By: Chan Yuan
A 14-year-old boy called police to report that his mother and sister were killing their cat.

The mother and her daughter were arrested on Wednesday, after allegedly stabbing their family cat to death.

50-year-old Kelly Palermo and her daughter, Samantha Palermo, 21, of Chicago, Illinois, each face charges of aggravated cruelty to animals.

Prosecutors said that the daughter stabbed the cat while the mother held the animal down.

For an unknown reason, the mother became angry with the cat. She held the cat while Samantha repeatedly stabbed it.The incident occurred around 9:00 p.m.

Kelly’s 14-year-old brother grabbed the cat from his mother and called police. However, Kelly took the cat back and held it down while Samantha stabbed it several times until it died, prosecutors said.

Both the mother and the daughter were arrested and bail was set at $125,000 each.