LOGAN, Ohio — A prosecutor expressed frustration Thursday at not being able to file tougher charges against a college student accused in a heinous case of animal cruelty.
According to prosecutors, the student killed and mutilated a stranger's house cat, then used the animal's organs as fishing bait.
Humane Society agent Saundra Harvey called it the worst case of animal abuse she has ever seen.
"He went to a home, went up on the porch, picked up a cat, took it to his pickup truck, threw it on the ground," Harvey said. "The cat was meowing; he stomped its head, proceeded to disembowel it, took its liver and went fishing with it."
The accused, Bryan Able, 18, is a law enforcement student at Hocking College, McEntyre reported.
Investigators say after Able finished fishing, he drove to the college campus and put the cat's remains on the hood of another student's car.
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