Girl, 14, charged with murdering well-known animal rescuer

A 14-year-old girl has been charged with murdering a well-known animal rescuer and veteran who was found tied up in his home.

Albert Chernoff, known as Alley Cat, was found by police tied to his bed with a large head wound and several slashes to his chest in the early hours of 5 November.

The officers were called to his house in Philadelphia, in the US state of Pennsylvania, to a report of a man in distress but when they got there he was pronounced dead.

A female was seen leaving the home before police arrived.

Police released CCTV footage from inside the home to try to identify her.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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