Teens Jailed 4 Years for Dragging Kitten Behind Car

Kyle Wayne Williams and Jordan Hall were convicted of animal abuse
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2018 3:35 PM CST
Kyle Wayne Williams (pictured) and Jordan Hall were alleged to have posted a video of the kitten's dragging death to a Facebook group in June   (Taney County Jail)

(Newser) – Two Missouri teens were sentenced to jail time after being convicted of dragging a kitten behind a vehicle and posting a video of its torturous death. Kyle Wayne Williams, 18, and Jordan Hall, 19, were convicted of animal abuse and each was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday for the crime, which caused widespread outrage last June after it was reportedly posted to a Facebook group. According to the Kansas City Star, prosecutors alleged Williams posted the footage in a bid to get his followers to buy him pizza. “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. Both men pleaded guilty to an animal abuse charge and received the maximum sentence. Williams was also sentenced to three years for armed criminal action.

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