BRANSON, Mo. — Two southwest Missouri men will be sent to state prison for dragging a kitten behind a truck and then killing it after it survived.

Eighteen-year-old Kyle Williams was sentenced Friday to consecutive terms of four years for animal abuse and three years of armed criminal action. Nineteen-year-old Jordan Hall was sentenced to four years for animal control.

Taney County prosecutors say the crimes were recorded in June 2017. The kitten was not dead after it was dragged, so Williams killed it.

Prosecutors say Williams posted the cat’s death on Facebook in an effort to get his audience to buy him pizza.

Williams was also sentenced to a concurrent five-year prison sentence for sharpening a spork into a shank while in jail.

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