Miami Cat Killer Deserves Law of the Jungle

By Cole

The new guy always gets the toughest assignments, so I’m responding to searches on “cat murderer” with our opinion on the Cat Killer.

Since May 10 in the Miami ‘burbs of Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay, someone was killing innocent, trusting pet cats in unspeakable ways and leaving their mutilated bodies everywhere.

I myself grew up dodging crazy cat haters in the ‘hood as a stray until I found protection with caring shelter volunteers who weeded out wackos, so I can only imagine the terror and agony these poor kitties suffered in their last moments at the hands of a remorseless, butchering stranger.

After receiving tips and monitoring his Internet postings, particularly on the “Catch the Cat Killer!” Facebook group, the police arrested 18-year-old Tyler Weinman on June 14. Weinman lives in both towns, shuttling between divorced parents, and he “smirked” for his mug shot like this is a big joke.

He’s already raised his $249,500 bail and could be released today after a judge reviews his psychiatric evaluation. He’s supposed to remain under house arrest, wearing an electronic monitor.

Weinman faces 19 counts of felony animal cruelty, four charges of burglary, and 19 counts of improperly disposing of animal carcasses. He could get 158 years in prison, but we all know he won’t.

If he’d lured away 19 human toddlers, sliced and diced them, then tossed their gutted bodies on their parents’ front lawns, some with their faces cut off, he’d be smirking at a crazed lynch mob.

But some people think killing cats is no big deal. It’s just what boys do for fun.

If Weinman is guilty, he should be punished by cats — big cats. They’d play with him a long time before slowly shredding him.

There’s no description for his behavior except savage. The law of the jungle should apply.

But it won’t. If convicted, he’ll be out in a few years, just like dog torturer/murderer Michael Vick. These beloved cats will be forgotten until Weinman butchers a person and the victim’s family says, “If they’d kept this sick bastard in jail for killing cats, my (wife, child, husband) would still be alive today.”

The cats’ deaths are a warning to humans. You will be next if you don’t take this seriously.

6/17/09 UPDATE: Tyler Weinman is out of jail until his July 6 arraignment. The judge, in a decision she’ll regret if one more cat dies, decided Weinman’s not a theat. New details about the investigation have come out, including that Weinman is covered with scratches, which would indicate the cats put up a good fight before being slaughtered.

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8 Responses to Miami Cat Killer Deserves Law of the Jungle

  1. Adele says:

    Congrats on your first post, Cole. I can see you are a cat of strong convictions. You got your typing and internet browsing skills up to speed very quickly.

    It’s sort of conventional wisdom in psychological circles that animal killing is a big red light. Let’s hope Tyler does badly enough on his psych. testing that he’s immediately ordered into treatment and the idea of leaving him at home gets rethought.

  2. Kurt says:

    I hope this piece of human garbage feels the full brunt of our judicial system. I agree that his sentence will probably not reflect the horrific nature of his crimes however, I feel confident that he will meet justice in some form or another. Personally, I wouldn’t lose a moments sleep if someone filleted this guy alive.

  3. catsworking says:

    Adele, I have to admit that I had help. Our Adele was beside me on the laptop doing research and feeding me links while Yul was sharpening his claws and suggesting we all take a vacation in Florida. This one’s got Cats Working pretty hot, and I’ll be following it as I learn the ropes of blogging.

    Just reading about what happened to those poor cats had us gagging up hairballs. Whoever did it was sick beyond words.

    Kitties like me who end up in the joint get hardened pretty quickly, with all the lookie-loos coming and going. After we get passed over for good homes a million times for the most superficial reasons, like the wrong sex, size, age, or color, it’s easy to become bitter. WE know how special we are, if only somebody would give us a chance. I’m lucky I ended up here with such highly literate sibs and a place to air my convictions.

    I hope the psychiatric test reveals the kid’s psycho tendencies, IF he’s the culprit (which we really don’t know yet), and they keep him in the slammer for everybody’s sake. I was just reading that cats apparently live at both his homes. If he’s confined there with time on his hands, I shudder to think what might happen.

    A cat killer is lower than scum, but I have to say the owners bear some of the blame for letting their cats roam the ‘hood, some probably KNOWING there was a cat murderer on the loose. He killed as many as 30 cats, and it was in the news. Anyone in the area letting their cat out was almost asking for what happened.

  4. catsworking says:

    Kurt, your comments reflect what’s being written about this kid all over the Net. People are saying that cat lovers must be the most vicious people on earth because of all the barbaric things they’re suggesting.

    I don’t agree with that. Just because the victims were cats doesn’t mean that we should overlook the fact that their blood was drained, eyes gouged out, bodies skinned, gutted, amputated, and God knows what else. Anybody capable of dreaming up and repeatedly doing such things deserves no mercy and should lose his right to mingle with animal- or mankind ever again.

  5. Joanaroo says:

    Hi all! Oh God! It’s so horrible what these poor cats went thru. The person who did this- and this guy’s lack of remorse and behavior seems to prove it was him- should become worm food, medical waste or a tiger’s snack! What happened with the trial? I’m half-afraid to Google it. If he got a slap on the wrist from that stupid judge I feel a need to visit FL and play “slap the judge around” and “go in and visit with the tiger in his cage and let him have some fun, son!”.

  6. Joanaroo says:

    And as someone who lives in the 5 county area surrounding Philly, I was so incensed that the Eagles signed Michael Vick. I heard it on the car radio and nearly went in a ditch. I hope he has been really remorseful and sincere in speaking to kids and adults about ending dogfighting in this area and nationally. He is admired as a sports star but I’m concerned with kids admiring him for the wrong reason and that he better keep his character clean!

  7. Joanaroo says:

    As for the stupid reasoning for getting Vick and that they thought he’d answer Eagles fans (not me!) Super Bowl prayers – the Eagles still suck! It doesn’t look like they’ll get that far the way they played against Dallas! I haven’t seen Vick play much but still. Now-the owners to their credit did meet with rescue groups and vets and the HSUS about the seriousness of the situation and of monitoring him as well.

  8. catsworking says:

    Yeah, let’s hope Vick has done a complete 180 on animals and becomes our biggest advocate. But I’m not holding my breath. We’re not football fans here. The only sport we watch is horseracing. So unless Vick grows two more legs and hooves, we’ll never see him play.

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