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$75,000 bond for woman charged with stabbing cousin’s cat to death

Tish Coleman charged with fatally stabbing her cousin's cSouth Side. Photo/Chicago Police Dept.

Tish Coleman, charged with fatally stabbing her cousin's cat on the South Side. Photo/Chicago Police Dept.

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Updated: February 24, 2013 9:50PM

Bond was set at $75,000 for a woman charged with a felony count of animal cruelty after allegedly stabbing her cousin’s cat to death after a fight in the South Side home they shared.

About 8 p.m. on Friday, 31-year-old Tish Coleman was allegedly involved in a domestic disturbance in her home in the 6400 block of South Maryland, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said. The incident was a verbal dispute that turned physical, Kubiak said.

The two women wrestled and the fight went from inside an apartment out the door. Oustide, Coleman continued to make a disturbance, according to police. A witness went into the apartment, and at the same time, the cousin’s 1-year-old, brown and white cat wandered outside onto the back porch, according to Kubiak.

The cousin whom Coleman had been fighting later went outside and found that Coleman was gone, but there was blood on the stairwell and the cat was bleeding from its left side, Kubiak said.

Police were called and Coleman was arrested a short distance away, in the 6400 block of South Cottage Grove, Kubiak said. Kubiak said a knife was found on Coleman.

Coleman was charged one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals and one misdemeanor count of domestic battery, Kubiak said.

Coelman was scheduled to appear in court March 1.

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