2008_09_norman.jpgLast year, 205-pound Joseph Petcka was accused of killing his girlfriend's cat in a jealous rage. He faces charges of aggravated cruelty to animals and harassment (of his then girlfriend). Petcka left her apartment, allegedly yelling, "You love that cat more than you love me," but returned to confront 7-pound domestic cat Norman. The cat's body was later discovered with "a broken leg, three broken ribs, broken teeth, and a lacerated tongue. " It was later revealed that Petcka told the ASPCA that Norman bit him so he swiped the cat away. Today, his trial began, and Petcka's lawyer told the Post, "My client reacted to the attack of a cat, which under the law is allowable."