092308norm.jpgIn her closing arguments yesterday, prosecutor Leila Kermani told jurors that alleged cat killer Joseph Petcka, a retired minor league baseball player and sometime actor, is just a "washed-up, never-made-it-to-the-big-leagues athlete" and a "D-minus" actor. On Friday the 6'2" Petcka testified that Norman, the name of his then-girlfriend's 7-pound neutered and de-clawed tabby, "came and lunged at me, throwing me on my butt on the coffee table. Norman was biting into my hand." While he admitted to kicking Norman "hard," his lawyer insists "it was a tragic accident. It was not intentional." But Kermani showed jurors a photo of Norman wearing a Christmas bow and, sarcastically referring to the cat's teeth as his "fangs of fury," asked them, "How can this, knock over that?" The jury begins deliberations this afternoon; Petcka faces up to two years in jail if convicted in the animal cruelty case.