Police in Dallas, Texas say a woman has confessed to fatally shooting her husband “as he was beating the family cat” during an argument at their home. .
Mary Harrison, 47, was arrested after telling detectives that she shot Dexter Harrison, 49, during a domestic dispute on Saturday, police say in a statement. .
Neighbours say the cat recently went missing, and Mrs Harrison had posted flyers. It eventually returned. She has been charged with murder and booked into a Dallas County jail. .
The shooting took place around 06:45 local time, police say. Mr Harrison was transported to the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where he was pronounced dead.