Prosecutors may seek retrial in cat cruelty case

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City prosecutors say they're considering a retrial for the former minor league pitcher and actor who killed his girlfriend's cat.

Manhattan jurors deadlocked 11-1 on Friday at the aggravated animal cruelty trial for Joseph Petcka.

Petcka says he didn't mean to hurt Norman the cat. He said he overreacted when the cat bit him.

The former Mets minor leaguer and "Sex in the City" actor said on NBC's "Today" show he's grateful for the lone juror who believed he didn't act intentionally.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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