Receiving the maximum sentence possible under animal abuse statutes, two southwest Missouri men will be sent to Missouri state prison for dragging a kitten behind a truck and then killing it after it survived. Prosecutors say Williams posted the cat’s death on Facebook in an effort to get his audience to buy him pizza.
Taney County prosecutors say the crimes were recorded in June 2017. The kitten was not dead after it was dragged, so Williams killed it.
Eighteen-year-old Kyle Williams, of Branson was sentenced Friday to consecutive terms of four years for animal abuse and three years of armed criminal action. Nineteen-year-old Jordan Hall, of Arnold, was sentenced to four years for animal abuse.
Williams was also sentenced to a concurrent five-year prison sentence for sharpening a spork into a shank while in jail.