Two teenagers allegedly posted a video of themselves killing a kitten in a disturbing attempt to obtain pizza.
Kyle Williams, 18, and Jordan Hall, 19, of Missouri were sentenced to prison on Friday for their involvement in the horrific — and bizarre — animal abuse case from last summer.
Both were given four years apiece for animal abuse (which is the maximum in Missouri for that charge) and Williams was given an additional three for armed criminal action, according to the Kansas City Star. The tacked on charge for Williams stems from an incident in jail, when he reportedly sharpened a spork into a shank, according to Associated Press.
A press release posted on the prosecuting attorney’s website states that the pair pleaded guilty last month to the felony charges. Last summer, the teens were spotted in a Facebook video which showed them dragging a kitten behind a vehicle. Prosecutors say that “Williams posted [the video] on Facebook in an effort to get his audience to buy him pizza. The kitten was not dead after being dragged behind the motor vehicle, so Williams ultimately killed the kitten.”
He finished off the poor kitten with a rock, according to Fox News. Hall was driving the vehicle, a Jeep, according to the Kansas City Star. Bystanders could be seen laughing as the baby animal was being tortured.
“Try to guess how I killed my cat. Bet you can’t,” the video, featuring a happy-looking Williams, was captioned.
“We are satisfied with the sentences handed down today by the judge for this senseless act of depravity against a helpless kitten," Taney County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Merrell said in a statement posted on Facebook. "We appreciate the help of good Samaritans in our digital community in reporting this crime as it might have gone unpunished without their assistance."
[Photo: Taney County Jail]