Man accused of beating cat to death in Brookhaven appears in court

Jody Cothron

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (WJTV) — The man accused of beating a cat to death in Brookhaven appeared in court Tuesday.

The Brookhaven Animal Rescue League tells WJTV that Jody Cothron pleaded not guilty before a judge.

His trial date is set for June 28.

Police arrested Cothron after he went to the animal shelter and allegedly killed a cat there.

Tilly, the cat who died from the injuries, belonged to an elderly woman that recently passed away.

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