San Jose: Cat killer gets 16 years for torturing, killing 21 cats

San Jose: Cat killer gets 16 years for torturing, killing 21 cats
San Jose: Cat killer gets 16 years for torturing, killing 21 cats

It seems some people are born right out of Satan's asshole.

Torturing and killing that many animals indicates there is something seriously wrong with this guy. There is a very real chance that he would have eventually moved onto humans.

EDIT: the people who are saying that the sentence is too harsh over some cats are missing the point entirely.

He deliberately sought a living creature to torture and kill presumably because he enjoyed it's pain and the power he had. The fact that it was cats is inconsequential, it was mostly likely cats because they are easy to catch and control.

The fact that he wanted to torture another creature for pleasure and did so 21 times indicates that there is something in this person that is seriously disturbed.

So serious question how would you react to a guy like this in prison.

It seems like ha this pussy is in here for killing cats

But on the other hand

This dude is crazy they caught him murdering cats

There was a rash of cat mutilations in my hometown when I was a kid. They never found out who did it. A guy I worked with told me years later he knew who did it, but wouldn't elaborate. My theory is that it was his older brother who was very troubled and committed suicide. Or that person is still out there.

I mean this happened with the killer in Canada who made videos of himswmf killing cats putting them on gore sites then he moved onto a viral video of him killing a person.

Dude was a psycopath.

Seven years for robbing a casino when I had a bad gambling addiction. People will talk. Mostly nothing ever happens. People do get in fights occasionally. A lot of playing cards and reading. TV plays it up like it's a madhouse. Edit: as in real life there is the rare mentally ill person that might do something extreme. I take offense to the whole 'criminal' designation to some degree, but I understand not everyone can be so magnanimous about a thing they have no real exposure to.

He was killing cats cuz they wouldnt fight back

Clearly, you've never tried giving a cat a bath ...

"The 1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick Video is filmed in a dimply lit room. A naked male is seen tied to a frame of bed while his captor stabs him in the abdomen with an ice pick. The victim is them seen with his throat slashed as his captor proceeds to slowly slice various parts of his body with a knife. Later in the video, the victim is entirely decapitated and the captor uses his kitchen knife to cut into the muscles and dismember one limb after another. The murderer plays with severed limbs and even rubs his crotch area with them. It must have turned him on because the next thing he does is flip the dismembered, decapitated corpse on its front and fuck it in the ass from behind. Using a knife and fork, the murderer then slices a piece of fatty flesh from victim’s ass and presumably eats it before bringing a hungry dog in to also feast on freshly killed man. The black and white pooch could not resist the smell of raw flesh and bit right into the stump. Once pooch was done, the murderer stuck a bottle neck up dismembered man’s anus and repeatedly assfucked him with it. Putting the severed hand into use once more, the murderer laid on his bed pantless and masturbated with it."

Yeah I'll pass on the video...

He was killing cats cuz they wouldnt fight back, prisoners will fight back.

Jesus fucking christ.

Or it was the guy you worked with who didn't wana elaborate?

I was gonna ask for a source and then realized I don't want one

He destroyed 189 lives he should get life in prison!

and sexually abusing a dead one,

nvm this guy need help lots of help WTF!

Can someone who has actually been in prison respond to this question?

I can't shake the feeling that everyone answering this question so far has never been in jail and are just making assumptions about how prisoners would feel about this. Don't get me wrong, I think he probably wouldn't have a good time, but I'd like to hear an actual former inmate, or corrections officer, confirm this.

EDIT: thanks for the valuable perspectives, everyone!

This guy took cats from my neighborhood, and for months many neighbors agonized over whether or not their missing cat was in that psychos grasp... some cats returned, and others obviously did not. So sad. Glad he got sentenced as harshly as he did.

Shit that seems petty on the outside becomes a big deal on the inside. I ended up in a fight (I lost) because we only got clean clothes once a week, and I didn't want to walk around with no shirt, which is how most inmates solved the problem. Shirt got smelly. Bunkie decided he was gonna throw me out. 30 other guys said you can fight your bunkie or we can buttrace you. So yank my pants down, grab my ankles, and drag my asshole along the rough jail floor until it bleeds. They were gonna have their amusement at my expense no matter what. That boredom is dangerous. So I fought the dude. Spent the rest of my time in solitary, so win, I guess.

I kept my head down and didn't start any shit. 30 days in county, not even real prison. So, yeah, I don't know. The problem isn't some dude starting a fight with you, the problem is 30 bored dudes getting the fight started for you.

yo fuck this guy I'll fight him irl right now

I don't even want to read the article.

Some cats actually don't. I'm not exactly sure why my cat turned out like this, but she will just sit in a tub full of water halfway up her body and look at me miserably. I don't have to hold her there and once I left her to grab towels and she didn't try to get out even though she could've. I mean, sometimes she makes the most woe-is-me sounding meows and she gives me looks like I've betrayed her, but she doesn't fight.

He also mailed the parts to the PM at the time as well as the oppostion party and a school

solitary... Better than extreme physical or social abuse

You underestimate solitary confinement. Nothing to do but stare at the wall and think to yourself.

I just Google the penal code for this and the depth of shit people have to make laws for is gross at that point. Right out of Santa's ass is correct

You just say "bingo"

Santa's ass??

Surprise. Prison is fucked up.

... they give solitary to people for being suicidal? As in they seriously think "hey, let's take this mentally ill and hurting man and put him into one of the cruelest forms of torture still in existence today, that's been proven before to cause great mental distress and even long term mental problems"?

That's a bingo

What the holy fucking fuck? I’m feel like I’m pretty desensitized but that’s got to be the most disgusting thing I’ve ever heard of.

It's definitely possible, he was pretty messed up too, but from the way he talked about it I didn't get that vibe. It seemed like an unpleasant memory.

I think once you pull that shit, you never come back

Some people just need to be removed from society.

The dude was a model or something and tried to get on a reality show. In the footage he seems normal. Victim was Asian immigrant he met on gay hookup site.

I have not been to prison, but I spent many months in jail in Florida. I'm a female, so I'm not sure if my experience is what you're looking for.

There was a girl in our wing who was there long before I got there, and was still there when I left. She was accused of killing her young daughter, and it was nearly certain that she had. She was stuck in jail and not moved to prison because she hadn't been found guilty yet, and there was a ton of legal crap keeping her in limbo for almost two years when I got there.

She was shunned, but not in any real danger. People talked about her in disgust, but never openly showed any aggression towards her. She wandered around like a ghost, did her own thing, and kept to herself. At least two thirds of the women in there were agonizing over missing their own children, but none of them ever met her with a shank in the showers like you'd expect from watching tv.

And you thought it was a lump of coal in your stocking...

I work in this area, and occasionally have to park in the neighborhood streets. There are SOOOO many friendly yard cats, and they're all so sweet! This is hardly a harsh sentence for what this deranged bastard did to those kind souls.

I actually wonder if psychological treatment wouldn't be a more appropriate sentence.

I saw The Phantom Menace in theaters.

Exactly, he didn't do anything scary, so people are going to want to test how 'crazy' this person is. Criminals also have rather odd moral codes, murder away, but you touch a child, you're in for a baaaaad time! There will be plenty that have a soft spot for animals, and more than enough disdain for humans i'm sure.

This guy gon' get it!

No joke. I was in solitary (granted, for only a week) and I never again will underestimate how great it is just to see or talk to someone else. I was in the solitary for the people on suicide watch so we couldn't even have books, regular food, or even clothes (just a green velcro smock, called the turtle suit.)

Fuck. I am going out to give my cat a hug right now. She adopted me awhile back and I something like this happening to her would wreck me.

I'm pretty sure he was a failed model turned prostitute, actually

My parents live in this area. About 30 years ago my cat was mutilated and attacked by someone in the same area. One of the wounds was a pellet gun. So this part of the article was disturbing.

One time she said Farmer hit her grandson in the face, unprovoked, and on another occasion he shot the same boy in the leg with a pellet gun. Her grandson also told her that Farmer had commented once about “what it would feel like to kill a person.”

Farmer is too young to have done it to my cat, but his parents are not. I wonder if one of his relatives gave him this vile sickness.

Torturing even one animal indicates there's something seriously wrong with this guy.

It's interesting that you brought that up, because I thought of the girl I was in jail with often during the Casey Anthony media circus. Oddly enough, I had moved to Anthony's local area when her story was unfolding. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out why the Casey Anthony case was so public and captivating, and the girl I was jailed with went relatively unknown.

The daughters were nearly the same age, and the stories were equally as horrific, but this girl wasn't interesting enough for prime time. I looked her up when I was released, and her story only showed up as minor local coverage. To be honest, I think it had a lot to do with the fact that the girl I met in jail was unattractive and uncharismatic.

I wish I had followed her trial to the end, but I was busy with my recovery, can't remember her last name, and don't know how it ended. I feel like it's possible that her daughter got justice because her mother was homely, while Casey Anthony's daughter did not because her mother was charismatic and manipulative.

You're better off. Just gets progressively more disturbing, and the comments here about other psychopath are even more disturbing than the article.

"If you ever need a helping hand in your position as Prime Minister of Canada, here you go!"

Should have given him sixteen years for each cat.

Seriously regret opening this comment section...

At least they got him before he moved on to people. Too bad it wasn't in time to save the cats.

But people who rape multiple people get 4 years? What a joke but I am still glad this crazy ass fucker got locked up

1 Lunatic 1 Ice Pick Video

I took the hit. It's literally shot for shot what this dude described.

It would depend on his personality, most people in prison would not care about that crime but this is excessive, he most likely is not going to win anybody over, a very weak man looking to feel powerful, not a social dude. If they get wind of the sexual aspect then its over as far as making friends. He may seek protected custody. As hypocritical and weird as it may seem, people in prison react to crimes the same way somebody outside would. The weaker the victim the more they look down on the person.

My mom hates my dad, and thinks he's pretty much Satan.

She always tells me I was picked out of my dad's butt. Guess I came out of Satan's asshole, but no way in hell I'd torture innocent kitties.

He won't enjoy his time in the pen.

All it takes is one huge prisoner who is the baddest mofo in the place that has a soft spot for cats and dogs.

Can you request solitary so you don't have to try and pick the lesser of two evils in that situation? Do the guards care that you could be harmed, or do they disallow you to go in solitary until after you fight? Not that solitary is good or enjoyable, but it's better than extreme physical or social abuse.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'd go to jail for what I'd do to anyone who tortured my cats.

Hurting pets is like sucker-punching a quadriplegic when the nurse goes for a pee. My step dad was a Satan too, btw.

Yay he'll be out in 16 years, 40 years old and ready to kill people instead. Hopefully he'll get his due in there and we won't have to worry about him anymore.

Fuck this dude in particular.

He did some gay porn too. Tried out for a male model show and a plastic surgery makeover show. He tortured kittens as well.

A couple good podcasts cover it. Sword and Scale is fairly graphic, True Crime Garage less graphic but a good overview.

Maybe you haven't heard of a man named Albert Fish. He is the boogey man.

Edit: if anyone is curious about Albert Fish or other big hitter serial killers I would listen to The Last Podcast on the Left. They cover alot of serial killers over multiple episodes going over their childhood and deep into their crimes.

You know I'm mostly against the death penalty and all... But... I almost feel like burying him on earth is too good for him. I don't think they should be tortured or anything, because that's sick no matter who does it, but maybe they should be launched in to space with a limited air supply so he can be like "wow, I was kicked off of earth, maybe I really suck"

more than what some people get for killing a human.

I don't think he'll make it out alive.

You watch a lot of movies and tv. People spend years in prison for doing worse shit to kids and survive just fine. I think we'd all like to think they'll get theirs, but it rarely happens. If every shitty story like this actually ended with them getting killed in prison, you'd be hearing about it.

Two schools! One elementary and one highschool. Last I heard nobody knows how he picked them.

He was gauging your reaction.

It is like the cat version of the floor is lava, but its water and they play for keeps. Claws and bites are acceptable behavior when avoiding lava (water).

It's almost a certainty he would have become a serial killer. He was already talking about killing people and was physically violent to people for no reason. He's seriously fucked and should never be allowed out. I wish we could just take people like this out back and shoot them. Do the world a favor.

It wasn't Casey Anthony, if that's who you're thinking of. This was a few years before that, and on the west coast of Florida.

Removed and studied.

If studying them wasn't worthwhile I'd simply suggest killing them and moving on.

I got your back. I'll toss you your pitchfork at the prefect moment for maximum badassery.

I skimmed through quick, I couldn't watch it, can't deal with slicing and sawing of bone and flesh...makes me cringe.

But watching a dude jerk off with a decapitated arm, it gets to the point where it's so fucking stupid and ridiculous it's almost comical how crazy some people are or how desperate for attention they seem to be. Why even lock this guy up? Put a fucking bullet in his head and move on.

It's called the prison INDUSTRY for a reason, and anyone who thinks it's rehab focused is sorely mistaken.

I noped out of reading the paragraph lmao

"Petrova wept as she told onlookers how “our sweet GoGo” would cuddle in bed with her children and mourned the fact that “we didn’t have the chance to say a proper goodbye.”"

Fuck, that's sad.

If you think Vick only "participated in dog fighting" you should look more into what he did. He admitted to executing two dogs but according to those testifying against him it was much more. His kennel shot, drowned, electrocuted and hanged dogs if they underperformed.

My cat scream meows at me on the other side of the curtain when I shower. She eventually tries to get sight of me and calms down when she does. It's like she thinks I'm dying in there haha.

Small, curious, make horrible sounds when they're in pain. Probably some of the reasons at least.

I find it amazing this man is going to jail. Years ago no man or women would have gone to jail for animal abuse. This just goes to show that slowly but surely, we are getting better as a species. Maybe not at the rate we wish, but it is improving.

Killing animals is very indicative of mental health issues. I wish more people cared to find out the why's of acts like this

Yeah I don't think he'll make it out alive. Some guy with a soft spot for cats who is already in for life is just gonna be like fuck it.

Never understood this logic to be honest. Torturing ANY living being indicates there is something wrong with the person, human-animal or not.

She probably felt you unintentionally tense up and subtle changes in your breathing/heart rate. Cats are surprisingly attuned to people and can tell when somethings wrong with their person.

Yeah, before that video he posted one where he put a bunch of kittens in a blown up air mattress then sucked all the air out. Makes me sick.

This guy sociopaths

And Michael Vick got to play in the NFL again and get cheered by thousands. Perhaps this guy should have been making a profit off of killing cats that way he could have gotten a lighter sentence then be adored by scores of people upon his release.

Only for 16 years. Then, if he makes it, he’ll right back in society.

That's just a formality, he's not ever getting out.

Ooh! BINGO! How fun!

Same. Cats may not show love as plainly as dogs, but on the occasions I travel and my roomies take care of her she never fails to give me multiple birds the day I come back.

It's treason, then.

Thank you for that, I appreciate the positive thoughts! I've been clean for about a decade now, and can honestly say I'm glad I got into the legal system when I did. The road I was quietly sneaking down was getting darker and lonelier by the minute, but it was all brought out in the open when I was arrested. I was lucky to have a strong support system that didn't give up on me.

As I the only one to notice his lawyers name is schroedinger?

There's a joke in there somewhere.

But really f this guy.

Smart move

Dude not only that, but read the article. Lots of signs of sexual abuse to the cats and even post-mortem. Meaning this guy might have been fucking dead cats. I mean holy shit at some point we all have to acknowledge what a serious problem mental illness is in this world.

"will be eligible for parole in 25 years"

You've got to be kidding me?

How do these people even come up with these things... w.t.f.

His dad sucker punched him while the nurse went for a pee pee, probably

He also suffocated two cats by putting them in one of those air sucking bags and blowing the air out with a vacuum.

Why is it always cats

I was like I'm done drinking for the night!

Then I read that and swiftly refilled my bourbon.

That would be some awesome piece of art. Do you paint?

Excuse my language but.. I HOPE THAT PIECE OF **** ROTS IN HELL FOR ETERNITY.

Story (sad) but-with-a-happy-ending time:

As a child growing up I was never allowed to have pets, my parents hated both cats and dogs, it wasn't until last summer as college student I was smitten for my love with cats when my friend adopted one, I promptly did the same. A 1 1/2 month old orange tabby.

The moment he was given to me my life changed forever. I named him Cyrus. I fucking loved this kitten, I have many cute pictures they will melt ur heart :)

Anyway in August I had a dispute with a fraternity member over some dumb futon that an alumni left. He apparently went into my room and took it and I took it back and then he came to my room, banged loudly on my door and i opened it. Immediately he started yelling at me and I back, after like 1 min of this I said something along the lines of "I'm not dealing with this, this is so stupid.. blah blah blah"

And I slammed the door in his face. Deadbolt and all. And boy did I slam it hard. Why does this matter you might ask?

Stuck in between the door, was Cyrus.

He had tried to run out from my room. And by the shittest luck in all the world, the moment I slammed the door he got caught in it. Right on his torso, mid section. With his back legs and tail on my end, and his head and front legs in the other.

He screamed. Now my other roommates had gathered to watch the dispute with me and my buddy, and they shouted and yelled at me to open the door. Pounding on it as if there own lives were on the line. I looked down and my whole buddy was in shock, it felt like time slowed completely.

I IMMEDIATELY opened the door as fast as I could.

Cyrus jumped back awkwardly and he stopped moving. He cried out softly in pain. I slammed door back still in shock, tears starting to roll down my cheeks with my mind in complete blank. I didn't know what to do for 5 secs until a good friend quickly came in and said we have to take him to a hospital.. NOW!!!

Tears bursted out of my eyes. I was so in shock. So afraid. I quickly but softly picked him up like you are suppose to hold them and we ran to my friends car with my friend quickly looking up the nearest animal hospital. Luckily there was one less than 10 mins away from our house.

Right as we left, he pooped a little bit and with some blood discharge. And he did again on the ride there, on my friends shirt. We drove so fast there. All my thought process and my friends (Thank you Landon, I need to buy u something) was to get there as fast as possible.

We both ran inside and I explained everything the best I could, slurring my words with tears dripping down my eyes still in shock of what just happened. They quickly brought a container with a blanket and they took him to the vet, I filled out and signed some paperwork.

And then. I waited.

I cried and I waited for what felt like hours in the 5 mins I sat in the waiting room.

The vet came and I explained to her what had happened. I waited even more. Maybe around 30 mins idk I lost track of time at this point.

I just wanted him to live. I wanted him to live so so badly.

Now I was raised as a Catholic but to be honest I never prayed that much in my life. At that moment I prayed, I cried and I prayed with all my soul. Pleading. Begging God to not let him die.

And by some miracle. He survived.

The vet came back again and told me he could walk and all, a bit slowly and she said that with pain and discomfort but he could walk and was likely to be okay. She gave him a shot. A drug for cats I think. And after another 30 mins I was on my way home with him in a container with a blanket, and he did not move one bit.

At this point Cyrus looked completely out of it. Definitely from the shot the vet gave him. I carefully placed him back in his bed and he just stared at the wall. And then he slept.

He slept for the whole day and night. That night I called my Mom and explained what had happened with a tearful voice. She said she believed Cyrus would be okay and prayed for him. So did I that night.

The next morning, guess who had woken me up with his cold and snubby nose?

Yep, Cyrus. He purred and rubbed against me. My eyes my mind I was stricken with joy and happiness. It was as if nothing had happened to him. He jumped down off the bed and the rest is history.

His birthday (or the time I got him will be here in a few days) the 17th I believe of this month. After that terrible incident he grew to be a strong and fully developed cat, who has taught me many many things, not only as a pet owner, but as an individual that I will always cherish until I die.

I love him so much. And I couldn't live without him :)

On a darker note. If he had died. I would have likely committed suicide as I could not have lived on knowing I killed an animal.

But yeah thats the story. I have never told the internet this but might as well on this thread.

EDIT: Words and grammar.

EDIT 2: The bill was around $120ish I think, but at that moment I didn't care. I would have paid all the money in my college fund to save his life.

There's a bell curve for human morality.

And plentiful. Its easy to find a ton of stray cats pretty much anywhere.

I'm not an advocate for blissful ignorance, but I make an exception for this. I wish I never read it.

He should have got life...