DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A woman told detectives Saturday she shot and killed her husband because he was beating the family cat, police say.
Neighbors in northeast Dallas said the couple and their two teenage sons just moved into a duplex a few months ago. Those neighbors woke up Saturday to several police cars parked along the street.READ MORE: UT Announces Longhorn Band Will Be 'Required' To Play 'The Eyes Of Texas'
Residents in the area said the family mostly kept to themselves, but their cat recently went missing. The wife posted signs in search of the cat, and it was eventually returned.READ MORE: Addison To Welcome Back Kaboom Town With 'Bigger Than Ever' Event
On Saturday, 47-year-old Mary Harrison told police she shot her husband, 49-year-old Dexter Harrison, because he was beating the cat. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“A man got shot over a cat? It’s kind of crazy. It’s unbelievable. A man loses his life over a cat. I mean, people love their pets, but it ain’t that serious… to die for a cat,” said neighbor Carl Phillips.MORE NEWS: Shamira Wright-Sanders Charged In Connection To Fatal Shooting Of Child Inside Her Car At Walmart
She was arrested for murder and booked into Lew Sterrett Jail.