Suburban teen charged with killing newborn kitten

Axel Salemi, 18. (Crystal Lake Police Dept. )

A suburban teen is accused of killing a newborn kitten during an argument with family members.

Police said Axel Salemi, 18, killed the kitten Friday afternoon at a Crystal Lake home that also serves as a rescue shelter for kittens.

Salemi had been arguing with other family members and killed a kitten "while in an agitated state of mind," police said. He was arrested at his workplace later that day.

Salemi is charged with animal cruelty and damage to property.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.
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