DuPage County, Illinois: Kelly Palermo and her daughter Samantha Palermo, have both been charged with felony animal cruelty. Kelly apparently became angry with a family cat for an unknown reason. She then proceeded to hold the cat down while her daughter Samantha Stabbed it. Kelly is 50, Samantha is 21.
At one point in time the 14 year old son managed to get the cat away from Kelly and call 911. Samantha apparently took the cat away from him again and held it down a second time as Kelly stabbed it. The cat eventually died around 8:50PM.
Judge Richard Russo set bond at $125,000 Thursday morning, both women were also ordered not to possess any animals. Both mother and daughter were taken into custody Wednesday without incident, officials said. Kelly Palermo’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 6. Samantha Palermo’s next court appearance is scheduled for July 7.