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Guilty plea after cat set on fire in Olney

Thursday, January 16, 2014

One of two men arrested for setting a cat on fire last November pleaded guilty to the crime today.

Tyrique Hall will be sentenced next month.

He faces ten years in prison.

Sanchez is awaiting trial.

Police say Hall and Jose Sanchez doused a cat with lighter fluid and set the animal ablaze in the Olney section of Philadelphia on November 10th.

The cat had to undergo multiple surgeries during a monthlong stay at a veterinary hospital.

The cat was named Campbell and has been adopted by a Philadelphia firefighter.

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The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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