LAUREL HILL (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida Panhandle teen punched his mother during an argument over animal abuse, according to sheriff’s deputy.READ MORE: Parkland Mom Remembers, Honors Memory Of Hero Son, Peter Wang, Who Sacrificed Self To Save Others
The 14-year-old is facing multiple charges of battery and animal abuse.
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to a battery call at the teen’s home on Sunday and found a dog and chicken dead and other animals wounded.READ MORE: Former BSO Employee Julio Chang Faces Charges In Capitol Attack
The boy’s mother told authorities he had punched her and then kicked her in the chin as she fell to the ground.
Investigators say the boy told them he was responsible for two recent burglaries. Deputies say the boy took two blue parakeets from a cage at one house killed them and tossed them into a lake behind his house.
He faces four counts of felony animal cruelty and battery among other charges.MORE NEWS: Florida Fire Rescue Chief Fired For Not Forcing Firefighter Vaccinations
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