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A 47-Year-Old Woman Killed Husband for Beating Their Cat

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DALLAS, Texas — A 47-year-old woman is accused of killing her husband as he was beating their cat at their home in northeast Dallas, police said.


After Mary Harrison admitted to detectives that she shot her husband, Dexter Harrison, 49, an arrest was made on a murder charge, according to a police news release.


A call was received on Saturday about 6:45 a.m. Saturday to her home in the 13000 block of Fall Manor Drive, where Mary Harrison reported that she had shot her husband during an argument, the news release said.


Dexter Harrison was taken to Presbyterian Hospital, where he died. Homicide detectives interviewed Mary Harrison, who confessed to the shooting, the news release said.


Mary Harrison told police that Dexter Harrison had been beating their cat during the argument.


Mary Harrison remained in the Dallas County Jail on Sunday with her bail set at $100,000.


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