А woman in Russia's Perm region is facing 15 years in prison for fatally stabbing her lover after he mistreated her cat, regional outlet V-Kurse.ru reported, citing the regional branch of the Investigative Committee.
The victim had only recently moved into his girlfriend's home in the town of Kungur when he attempted, with increasing frustration, to fix a broken television set.
After tinkering for three days to no avail, a fight broke out between the couple and the man reportedly took out his growing anger on the woman's pet cat by throwing it against a wall.
In retaliation, the woman stabbed her partner in the liver with a kitchen knife. The man died from his injuries on the way to the hospital, the report said. The woman has confessed to the crime and has been detained.
A murder investigation has been opened, the report said, adding that the cat is being looked after by the couple's neighbors.