Josephine BellA 71-year-old Godfrey woman is charged with felony Aggravated Cruelty to Animals after she allegedly killed a grandchild’s cat and four kittens.  Josephine E. Bell of the 5,000 block of Victor Drive was arrested Monday night after a deputy was called to the house to investigate an animal cruelty complaint.

Captain Mike Dixon, Chief of Investigations with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, tells The Big Z Bell indicated she had warned her grandchildren that if they didn’t clean their rooms they would lose all their animals.

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Deputies were not able to find the kittens, as Bell allegedly claimed she threw them in the trash.  Bell remains in custody at the Madison County Jail on $15,000 bond.


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