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Man tortures daughter’s kitten and mutilates it alive at estranged wife’s house

By Mason White 10:02 AM October 2, 2017
Levi Wilson Lyda
Levi Wilson Lyda
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A father was arrested for violently killing his daughter’s kitten at his estranged wife’s home.

The man then called his wife and told her he took care of the cat in order to “relieve the family of the burden of caring for the kitten,” authorities said.

Police were called to the home in Missouri, after the mother found blood in her home and her daughter’s kitten was dead in her back yard.

The family’s cat had given birth to the kitten.

33-year-old Levi Wilson Lyda claimed that he was helping his family because they were unable to care for the kitten.

However, Instead of given the kitten to a shelter, Lyda brutally killed it.

St. Charles County Prosecutor Time Lohmar said that evidence indicates that Lyda tortured and mutilated the animal while it was still alive.

Lyda told investigators that he does not remember killing the animal because he was drunk at the time.

He admitted to drinking a six-pack of beer and half a bottle of vodka before the incident.

Lyda was charged with felony animal abuse. His bail was set at $50,000 cash. Lyda faces up to four years in prison if convicted.