Girl, 14, charged in beating death of Philadelphia animal rescuer
PHILADELPHIA — Authorities say a 14-year-old girl has been charged with murder in the beating death of a well-known animal rescuer in his northeast Philadelphia home.
Court documents indicate that the teenager is also charged with robbery, evidence-tampering and other counts in the Nov. 4 death of 59-year-old Albert Chernoff in Rhawnhurst.
Retweeted for those furry feet that need a pair of loving hands now that #AlbertChernoff ain’t no longer around to care for those that cannot speak for themselves,just sayin
— Arian de Koning 🇪🇺 (@AriandeKoning) November 9, 2019
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Chernoff was pronounced dead at the scene after he was found partially tied to a bed with a head wound and slashing injuries on his chest.
Chernoff, a longtime city employee, went by the nickname of “Alley Cat” and used that name for his one-man cat-rescue operation which was featured on the NATGeoTV reality show Rescue Ink.
The Defender Association of Philadelphia, listed in court documents as representing the teen, couldn’t be reached Sunday.