DALLAS (June 28, 2013)—Edwon Julian, 36, of Dallas, man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for killing his girlfriend’s kitten “Kisses” as the couple argued.
Julian was convicted of felony animal cruelty, but jurors acquitted him of assaulting the woman during the same incident in 2012.
Prosecutors say Julian has a previous conviction from a 2004 incident in which a toddler he was caring for was scalded.
Testimony indicated Julian and Rosa Dismuke got into an argument last July at her apartment in Richardson.
Investigators say Julian grabbed the kitten, swung the animal by the tail and let go.
The cat was thrown off the second-story balcony, hit a drainpipe and landed on the pavement.
Kisses died at the scene.