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At the time of the arrest, the cat had not been found, meaning the extent of the injuries are unknown. Prosecutors said the cat was never located, adding that "experts opine that the cat was struck and hit the ground with such force as to have lethal consequences."
During the sentencing, Judge Jane Morrison called Davenport’s actions “performative violence done for an audience,” saying the attack warranted jail time, the release said.
Once his time in custody is over, Davenport will have to complete his community service at locations without animals or children.
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The teen's family reached out to Channel 2 Action News to dispute police accounts that he was involved in a robbery attempt.