Authorities in Iowa are investigating a woman's claim that her family's cat was tortured and killed by a group of teenage boys.
Michelle Roth says she saw four boys in her yard Monday. The next day, her daughters sent her text messages saying the boys were bragging at school about killing the cat and dumping it in a ditch.
Roth says as she was talking to Des Moines area sheriff's deputies, one of the boys and his mother came over to apologize. She says the boy told her another boy shot her cat with a rifle.