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Teen Admits Crushing 3 Kittens' Skulls With a Baseball Bat

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A 16-year-old boy in Hacienda Heights admitted to a horrible act of animal cruelty: bashing the skulls of three kittens with a baseball bat before tossing them out in the garbage.The boy confessed to the kitten killings to a staff member at Wilson High School. Later on the Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control followed up with the student, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

Investigators returned to the boy's home and found three 2 week-old kittens with fractured skulls in the trash. The boy could face criminal charges.

Marcia Mayeda, director of the department, released a statement about the incident: "Cruelty towards animals is usually a precursor to other human-directed violence later in life. It is crucial to intervene in these types of cases early on to avoid the escalation of violent behavior."