Slitting A Cat's Throat. No Jail Time, Only Probation
Talk about sick! A south suburban Chicago man, after learning his brother
was sleeping with his fiancee, slit the throat of his brother’s cat.
Sean Mulcahy, 31, of Homer Glen, was sentenced to 30 months probation and 150 hours of community service for
killing the cat after he discovered the sexual tryst. I say he got off WAY too easy. Anyone and I mean any one capable of that sort of violence to a family pet, is similarly capable of killing a person. There’s plenty of data to show this is true.
Mulcahy pleaded guilty to a felony charge of aggravated animal cruelty in Will County stemming from the Aug. 5 incident.
Prosecutors had sought a 180-day jail term for Mulcahy; they said he slit his brother’s cat’s throat as revenge for the affair.
Chuck Pelkie, a spokesman for the Will County
State’s Attorney’s office, said Mulcahy was “enraged and intoxicated”
when he committed the crime in the driveway of the home in Homer Glen
that he was sharing at the time with his brother, Ryan Mulcahy.
Ryan Mulcahy reportedly found a pool of blood in
the driveway and discovered his cat across the street in a ditch.
Judge Edward Burmila set as conditions of Sean
Mulcahy’s probation as no alcohol, no pets and continued psychological
treatment, Pelkie said. But didn’t say he couldn’t have a pet post probation. That’s astounding, to me.
Prosecutors had sought jail time based on a prior
history that includes a 2002 conviction for criminal damage to property,
and a 2009 conviction for reckless driving, Pelkie said. “They were
concerned that it showed a violent tendency,” Pelkie said.