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Teen Who Confessed He Beat 3 Kittens to Death With Bat Could Face Criminal Charges

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A teenage boy who admitted he beat three kittens to death with a baseball bat and dumped the bodies in the trash could face criminal charges, however authorities caution today that the investigation is likely to take some time.Evelina Villa, a spokeswoman for the county's animal care department, said it was likely to "be weeks'' before the agency's investigation is completed, according to City News Service. Villa added she couldn't comment further on the case.

The minor male, a student at Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights, reportedly confessed he killed the kittens to a staff member, who in turn contacted Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control. Investigators from the animal control department found the kittens at the boy's home; the two-week-old cats "died from severe fractures to the skull and head trauma"

So far, however, investigators have not presented the case to prosecutors with the District Attorney's office.