California man who killed 21 cats sentenced to 16 years in prison

By Staff The Associated Press | July 15, 2017

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge has sentenced a 26-year-old California man to 16 years in prison for killing 21 cats, some of which he lured from people’s homes.

Robert Roy Farmer pleaded guilty last year to 21 felony counts of animal cruelty and one count each of misdemeanour battery and being under the influence.

The cats began mysteriously disappearing from San Jose’s Cambrian Park neighbourhood in September 2015. Then cats began turning up dead, the Mercury News of San Jose reported Friday.

Farmer was found Oct. 8, 2015 in a Home Depot parking lot, sleeping in his car with a dead cat curled up in the centre console. In his car, police found chunks of fur, blood, fur-covered gloves and a hunting knife.

Date Published: July 14, 2017 (The Canadian Press)

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