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ASPCA Arrests Father and Son for Beating Cat to Death

Monday, July 30, 2012 - 11:30am

We never get used to it. No matter how many cases of cruelty our team investigates, the brutality of it still hits us hard in the heart. This case was no exception. In mid-July our Humane Law Enforcement department received a call from an eyewitness who saw a father and son beating their cat to death with a stick. We jumped into action.

Quickly finding the deceased cat in a garbage bag on the side of the road, our Agents subsequently obtained a search warrant for the home. A search uncovered a broken stick encrusted with cat fibers and blood in the attic. Jean Rog Murat, 60, and his son, Robenson Murat, 29, were arrested and taken into custody.

The Kings County District Attorney indicted the duo on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals; overdriving, torturing and injuring animals; and failure to provide proper sustenance for animals. If convicted, the defendants will face a maximum of two years of incarceration.

This was a heinous act on an innocent animal and a clear case of violent abuse,” says Stacy Wolf, Vice President and Chief Counsel of the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement department. “We praise the district attorney for his commitment to hold these perpetrators accountable for their cruel and callous acts.”

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Comments

Bea Booth

What should happen to them is if I was a judge I WOULD BEAT THEM,OMG I have a cat who is 18 years old she is my life We love all animals, The laws are not tuff enough for animal abuse....

Melissa

The animal cruelty and abuse punishments really need to be stricter, and more comparable to child abuse laws. Both animals and children are defenseless, and those who hurt two- or four-legged helpless creatures have to be severely punished. I am so sick of hearing of these lenient sentences and fines imposed on those who hurt animals.

Mike Hunt

http://www.facebook.com/robenson.murat

Mitzi B.Santos

I agree with those who say stricter laws for people who do this..if the laws were more severe it just MIGHT stop them or maybe slow them down...

Janad

Whay a couple of assholes.. I wish we could all band together and beat them sick bastards with sticks!!!

Suzie Rosa

There is something sick and twisted in peoples mind to be able to act so inhumane, so barbaric. I am glad there are laws but they certainly are not strict enough. Animal rights don't get as much attention as they should.

Sandra Pohlman

Stricter laws YES! I congratulate the ASPCA for quick action. Just making their brutality known to the community is good too, although what they did deserves a lot more than 2 lousy years.

Isabella

I think they deserve far more than just 2 years of incarseration. If someone did the same to a child, they would get a longer sentence as they should, but it should not matter because our pets are our babies too. A cat is like a child in the same sense that it relies on you for care, love, attention, and all of the things it needs. For someone to beat it to death for no reason at all is just sick. I think they should serve a longer sentence, and I think the laws on animal cruelty need to be a bit stricter.

Mikayla

I completely agree. Although they're covered in fur, cats and other animals are like our children! What did they gain? I vote a life sentence or death by firing squad. This sickens me.

Lisa

This just sickens me so much. Helpless animals slaughtered by human beings. Let them both rot in jail, and maybe a good beating before being locked away. Really, really sad and sick!!

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