Cat killings suspect no danger, judge says
United Press International - 20 hours ago
MIAMI, June 17 (UPI) -- A Miami man accused of killing and mutilating 19 cats was released on bond Wednesday after a judge ruled he posed no danger. ...
Mr Boots, taken weeks before the tragedy. (File photo)
Mittens, a two-year old mixed Persian, sits nervously in her home in Miami Beach. Her beautiful green eyes dart around the room fearfully and she immediately jumps to her paws when a garbage truck drives by her modestly decorated Art Deco duplex. She seems embarassed at her reaction but makes no apologies as she returns to our conversation with frequent breaks for some casual grooming. "It's so hard for me to understand why this judge would think this monster would pose no threat to the Feline-American community of South Florida," she says quietly as she reflexively clenches and unclenches her claws into the arms of the sofa. "He has been accused of slaughtering 19 cats! And, two of them, Tabitha Sue Martin and Mr Boots, were very close friends of mine! We frequently used to meet up in the alley behind that fish place on 34th Street. We had a lot of good times together, eating fish heads and playing with balls of string...and now, that's all gone; I'll never see my friends again!"
Other cats and their friends and supporters, are equally mystified at the remarks made by the judge. Only "Butch", a spokesperson from the Gruff Dog Coalition of Greater Dade County who refused to give a last name and wore no tag on his masculine spiked collar, expressed support for the decision made by the court.
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