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Elderly Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - A case of animal torture in Midland County got an elderly man arrested.

It's a story with some disturbing details.

81-year-old Francisco Benitez was arrested for cutting off a cat's ears and tail.

The animal was found last week on South County Road 1200.      

Deputies got a search warrant after they received a tip identifying Benitez as a suspect.

His property was searched and he was arrested.

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