A Junction City, Kan., man who killed his girlfriend's cat several months ago will not spend any time behind bars, reported Friday's KMAN News.
Despite the heinous nature of the act, a Geary county district court judge sentenced William Lemieux Jr. to just one year of probation.
Lemieux was arrested last November after his girlfriend discovered her cat near a trash bin by their home; he pleaded no contest to the animal cruelty charge against him.
A veterinarian performed a necropsy on the cat's body and found several cigarettes and a cotton swab jammed in the cat's throat.
The cat killer is now forbidden from having pets and he must not contact his now ex-girlfriend. Additionally, he will have to undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and obtain a domestic violence assessment.
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