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A 47-year-old woman Mary Harrison has been charged with murder for allegedly killing her husband because he smacked their pet cat.

Harrison, a resident of Manor Drive in Dallas, Texas, USA, confessed to the police that she shot her 49-year-old husband.

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Harrison told detectives that she shot him during a heated argument on Saturday, June 2.

According to UK Mirror, the woman said her husband had been beating their cat and it went missing.

Neighbours confirmed that the cat went missing but it eventually returned after Harrison posted notices about its disappearance.

Her husband was rushed to a hospital, where he eventually died.

Meanwhile, Harrison is being held on a $100,000 bail.