Police: Woman Kills Husband For Beating Her Cat

A Dallas woman is accused of fatally shooting her husband Saturday morning because he was beating the family cat, police said.

Police identified the suspect as Mary Harrison, 47, who remained in custody Sunday in the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Harrison faces a charge of murder, according to jail records.

She is accused of killing her husband, Dexter Harrison, 49. who died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital.

Authorities say Mary Harrison has been arrested and jailed on a murder charge in the slaying of her 49-year-old husband Dexter Harrison. She’s being held on $100,000 bond.

Mary Harrison told authorities that the shooting Saturday occurred during an argument. Dexter Harrison was taken to a hospital where he died.

In a statement Sunday, Dallas police say Harrison told officers that her husband had been beating the cat.

Neighbors say the family cat recently went missing, Mary Harrison had posted signs about it disappearing and the pet eventually returned.