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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

Jacie

This is exactly why I want to be a humane law enforcer for the Houston SPCA- I want to help bring people like this to justice for these horrible crimes.

inmates wil tak...

its that simple.

Shawn Jefferson

Anyone who can do this to a defenseless animal obviously has something mentally wrong with them and I don't think a person like that deserves to be live free in society. Anyone capable of such horrifying acts cannot be rehabilitated and should be given a life sentence. 2 years is a joke. I just wish I could've been there right as it was happening. There would be two severely injured idiots and a new cat in my home.

inmates wil tak...

inmates will beat them to a pulp.

Fran

This sick duo needs to be beaten to death with a stick. Anyone who would kill an animal with no regards, would certainly kill a human with no regards. People who kill any living being for the hell of it, should be put to death for this action. This would be a good way to start cleaning up this world - let's take out the trash!!

Jennifer

It is very sad to hear of yet another act of senseless cruelty to an innocent animal. I wish the laws would change and that these jerks would do more time in jail and that the fines were steeper. Two years is a slap on the wrist.

Tracy Raymer

They should of known better, but people are stupid!!! In my opinion they should be given the same punishment that cat was given, BEAT THEM BOTH WITH A STICK!!!

Peggy

This is disgusting.. they should be beat with stick and then forced to volunteer at the local human society and learn how to treat animals. Throw the book at them!

Rainstar

This criminal act should be a felony. If it is not (judging by the penalty it doesn't seem as it if is), then the law should be changed so that we could give the appropriate penalty. Is there a petition to change the law? If not, I recommend the ASPCA start one. They'll get the signatures in no time!

Rainstar

This criminal act should be a felony. If it is not (judging by the penalty it doesn't seem as it if is), then the law should be changed so that we could give the appropriate penalty. Is there a petition to change the law? If not, I recommend the ASPCA start one. They'll get the signatures in no time!

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