March 9, 2011
"A 19-year-old Brooklyn woman was arrested Tuesday for beating and killing her family's pet hamster."
"Monique Smith was in a fight with relatives and took out her rage on the helpless critter, which weighed less than four ounces, authorities said. The incident took place in June. It wasn't immediately clear why she was just arrested.... A necropsy showed the hamster had suffered blunt force trauma and liver damage."