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Cat Torturer Slapped With Stiff Jail Sentence

Written by PETA | January 12, 2011
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In a landmark ruling, a Rancho Cucamonga, California, man was sentenced to seven years and eight months behind bars for mutilating and torturing several cats. Timothy Arie Kooyman, who was already serving five years in prison for torturing cats, had nearly three years added to his sentence after he was found guilty of luring several cats to his Corona, California, motel room, where he broke each of their legs before decapitating one with an ax, running over another with his truck, and killing a third by repeatedly slicing her with razor blades.  

Police Sgt. Lori Curran spoke at the sentencing hearing, saying that she feared Kooyman would soon move on to human victims, as animal abusers often do. She said Kooyman was “the worst of the worst” and told him, “You are a coward and you deserve to rot in hell.” The judge agreed, calling Kooyman’s crimes “mind-boggling.” This is Kooyman’s second felony conviction, so if he ever attempts to harm another animal, he will go away for 25 years under California’s “three strikes” law.

Thanks to this no-nonsense judge, the residents of Rancho Cucamonga and Corona can rest a little easier knowing that a violent criminal is going to be safely behind bars for the next seven and a half years.  

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • margdurrance says:

    Sick  The max is not enough!

  • Mary says:

    That’s horrible what he did to those poor cats! That jerk deserves life in prison for what he did.

  • DR.VYAS MOHAN says:

    peta is not active in INDIA wer ome animals are brutalyy tortured…while all of us are keeping mum…such stingent actions should be taken in india to avoid this much massive brutality towards animals

  • cleo382 says:

    This guy is disgusting. He needs to be jailed for life. A Useless person on earth.Sick in the head

  • Ione says:

    I’m glad to know this monster has been sent to jail. I really can’t understand what drives a person into this kind of behavior. Can we say they’re mentally ill? Or is it really possible to explain such an act?! I doubt it…

  • animal lover says:

    we need a judge and laws like him in our country of malta

  • Mary says:

    In what way did the animals HURT him? Did they deserve this????

  • Syl Sidewinder says:

    A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to Police Sgt. Lori Curran and the judge (it would be to know his/her name)who put this GENETICALLY CHALLENGED misfit of science behind bars for 7 and 1/2 years. (too bad they can’t enact the 3 – strikes law NOW). I fear the same thing Malisha mentioned in that he may have an even greater vengeance for animals when released. 

  • HELEN says:

    At last, a Judge who sees the big picture. Thank You

  • Tita says:

    I hope he doesn’t get off early for good behavior in there, just so he can be let out to continue his horrific acts of cruelty. He needs to be heavily rehabilitated in their somehow, if at all possible, otherwise this guy’s a lost case.

  • michelle vecheta says:

    i agree that they will go after people,its a pattern…it makes me sick and sad to know that there are so many sicko’s out there…if someone ever tried to hurt my snuggie i would kill them myself.

    i commend the people who help these animals out.

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