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Man gets almost a year in jail for attacking kitten

April 23, 2008 |  8:48 am

A Santa Barbara man will spend nearly a year in jail for banging the head of his roommate’s kitten against a wall, the Associated Press reports.

Nicholas David Thompson pleaded no contest to a felony animal cruelty charge, and was sentenced Monday to 360 days in Santa Barbara County Jail.

Superior Court Judge Frank Ochoa also ordered the 21-year-old defendant to attend anger management classes for a year.

Thompson banged the head of the kitten, named Gigi, against a wall, tossed her into the shower and turned on the water. The roommate and his friend managed to rescue the kitten, and Gigi recovered, Deputy Dist. Atty. Kimberly Smith told the Santa Barbara News-Press.

-- Francisco Vara-Orta

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