Sunday, August 3, 2014
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Man convicted of setting cat on fire

Campbell the cat with his new owner, Stephen Paslawski. (Photo courtesy of PSPCA)
Campbell the cat with his new owner, Stephen Paslawski. (Photo courtesy of PSPCA)

The second of two men accused of setting a cat on fire in the city's Olney section last November was found guilty Monday of animal cruelty and criminal conspiracy.

Municipal Court Judge Charles Hayden sentenced Jose Sanchez, 18, to two years' probation on each count, prohibited him from owning animals for two years, and ordered him to pay $2,400 restitution. Tyrique Hall, 21, pleaded guilty last month and is awaiting sentencing.

Hall and Sanchez doused a cat with a flammable liquid and set it on fire on Nov. 10. The cat, later named Campbell, survived and was adopted by a Philadelphia firefighter. - Robert Moran

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