Police: Newburgh man set cats on fire

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A Newburgh man is accused of killing two cats in horrific fashion.

Prosecutors say Dee Jay Atkins had a cat and kitten locked in a cage when he doused them with lighter fluid and lit them on fire in August 2017.

They say the animals did not belong to the 55-year-old man.

Atkins is facing several felony charges for animal cruelty.

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