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Dallas Woman Shoots And Kills Husband Because He Beat Their Cat, Police Say

Mary Harrison told police she got into an argument with her husband and she shot him when he abused their cat.

By Jon Silman
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He beat the cat and it got him killed.

A woman in Dallas admitted to fatally shooting her husband because he attacked the family cat. 

Mary Harrison, 47, was arrested and charged with murder on Saturday after officers were called to her home in response to a shooting, the Dallas Police Department said.

Officers arrived around 6:45 a.m. and Harrison told them she had shot her husband, Dexter Harrison, 49. 

They were having an argument and she shot him when he was abusing the furry feline, police said. Dexter Harrison was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Cops took Mary Harrison to the police station, interviewed her and charged her. She was transported to a local jail and is being held on $100,000 bond.

The Harrisons had only just recently moved into the neighborhood, according to KTVT-11 in Dallas. Neighbors told the TV station the family had been living in their duplex for a few months with their two teenage sons.

Those neighbors, who woke up on Saturday morning to a street full of police cars, said the Harrisons mostly kept to themselves.

But the family cat had recently gone missing. Mary Harrison posted signs around the neighborhood, KTVT-11 reported, until the animal was eventually returned.   

[Photo: Dallas Police Department]

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