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State police: Man killed cat because 'he was annoyed' by animal

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OXFORD -

State police say a man from Oxford killed a cat he thought was a stray because "he was annoyed" by the animal.

According to police, Craig Middendorf, 48, shot the cat, which actually belonged to his neighbor.

Police seized a rifle from Middendorf.

He's facing animal cruelty and firearms charges and is due in court in Derby on Feb. 5.

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