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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I'd like to beat them to death with a stick, RIP little buddy.


So it took two "Men" to kill a cat? I bet it made them feel like a bunch of bad asses beating a small helpless cat. I bet they beat their wives or girlfriends too. I agree with the person who earlier said if the punishment for killing a domestic animal was harsher it would happen a whole lot less. I think i would like to hit them with a baseball bat... several times with them being hog tied so they would know what it felt like to be that cat who could not get away. I wouldn't kill them, i would hurt them enough so they had to go through their whole life thinking about why they got the shit beat out of them and why they are now disfigured. Sounds cruel, but not nearly as cruel as 2 men chasing a cat around beating it with the purpose of killing it. RIP kitty

A woman on Dr Phil got 3 yrs for making her son beat his pet gerbil to death with a hammer. And yes, everyone was appalled at such a long sentence for "Killing a Rat"...

A woman on Dr Phil got 3 yrs for making her son beat his pet gerbil to death with a hammer. And yes, everyone was appalled at such a long sentence for "Killing a Rat"...


If they started taking the people out and doing to them what they do to the animals you would see a lot less cruelty to all animals.

Chris N

The ASPCA is a "law enforcement" agency? Really??

Jesse Suchocki

I agree that 2 years is not even close to enough... these people have serious fucking issues in their head and need not only at least 10 years but lifetime of psych treatment/lockup


Yet a good owner like me loses their angel to cancer...people make me sick.


So sorry for your loss.


2 years!Are you serious?It will never stop if they only get a slap on the wrists.These people are a threat to our society.Animals are just the beginning.What could have this cat possibly have done to be beaten to death?So sick!