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Dallas Animal Shelter Manager Acquitted In Cat Death

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DALLAS (AP) - A man in charge of an animal shelter in Dallas has been cleared of felony cruelty charges over the 2010 death of a cat trapped in a wall.

Jurors on Thursday acquitted Tyrone McGill.

McGill was manager of Dallas Animal Services when co-workers say they told him, over several days, about a cat meowing and scratching from within a wall.

McGill allegedly said he’d rescue the animal, which had escaped from a cage, but the cat died before being saved. The wall had to be cut to remove the dead animal when workers complained about the foul odor.

McGill testified that he told his superiors about the trapped cat, but was advised not to cut into the wall without first checking on plumbing and electrical lines.

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