Rochester Hills man charged with killing cat with hammer

- The 33-year-old man accused of beating his roommate's cat with a hammer to death was arraigned Friday and will soon face a hearing to determine if there's enough probable cause to continue the case.

David Hu was arraigned and charged with killing/torturing an animal, which is a 4-year felony, according to the Oakland County prosecutor's office.

Hu's roommate called police to report Hu was hitting the caller's cat on the head with a hammer. The man says he attempted to stop Hu, but was pushed away and Hu continued to hurt the animal.

Officers arrived to the scene at a mobile home park on the 700 block of Machette Court in Rochester Hills to find the suspect with a bloody hammer and the dead cat at his feet.

Hu was taken into custody without incident. He was given a $100,000 cash bond.

The defendant is due in court August 16 for a probable cause hearing.

"Apparently the cat allegedly scratched him, but there is absolutely nothing that would justify taking out on an innocent animal this kind of violence," Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard told FOX 2 on Thursday.

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