Southbridge cat killer is sentenced to 2 1/2 years.


Byline: Milton J. Valencia The following correction was published Dec. 28, 2006: WORCESTER - Joseph M. McDonald, 21, of 127 Pleasant St., Southbridge, was sentenced to a term in the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges, including killing a cat in Webster. Because of a reporting error, he was incorrectly identified as James M. McDonald in a story in Saturday's Telegram & Gazette. ------------------- WORCESTER - A Southbridge man who killed a cat by banging its head against a wall, and then put another cat in a freezer, was sentenced to jail yesterday after pleading guilty in Superior Court. James (SEE CORRECTION) M. McDonald, 21, of 127 Pleasant St., pleaded guilty to killing, maiming or poisoning a domestic animal, and cruelty to an animal. He was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in the Worcester County Jail and House of Correction, West Boylston. He will serve nine months, with the balance will be suspended for five years, during which Mr. McDonald will remain on probation. Mr. McDonald was given...

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