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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

Celeste

That man and his son should be beaten with a stick and bloodied. 2 years for killing a defenseless animal! Definitely the law needs to be stricter and have alot more consequences for hurting an animal.

kalico38

they will not get 2 years, but probably just a fine. Hey give me a room with the 2 of them and a stick..well justice would be served

Mindy Blas

2 years is a JOKE! That's just giving them the "OKAY" to do it again! Who knows how many other animals they've harmed?!?!

Cherie

Give me 10 mins and Ill beat the living s*** out of them both. Then just as they're about to take their last breath and beg for help I'll run them over with my car, then put it in reverse and run over them again. I have zero mercy for people who beat animals.

Maureen

two years isn't enough, lock the pukes up And throw away the key. Someone should jab a stick into the father & son's eyes. I love my two cats dearly and can't even imagine what I would do to someone if I saw them abusing a helpless animal. It also reminds me why my cats are indoor house cats and not allowed to venture into the pathetic world outside that has creeps like this in it.

Ira Francko

Only two years!!!! /:-|

They deserve 10 at least

Ine

I'm really amazed. Don't get me wrong. I agree 100% that two years is not nearly enough for these sick, cruel persons. But the fact that at least there's some degree of law enforcement simply amazes me. I wish there was an agency like ASPCA in my country. Here cruelty to animals goes unpunished. I really admire what you do.

Johanna

A max of two years? Are you kidding? It should be a minimum of two years or more for every time they hit the poor cat. This is just a sick joke. The only reason for such weak laws is because our jails are full of killers & rapists. We need to punish the offenders with the same sentence they gave their victims. I believe in "An eye for an eye"!!!

kenette

God put us here to protect the innocent. They did not get them max they deserve. Their judgement will come. Glad to see they were caught!

jd

I hope wnoever convicts them to their sentence sees all the comments on this page and realizes they need to get more than 2 years.

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