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Man who killed girlfriend's cat with cigarettes and swabs skips jail time

William Lemieux Jr.
William Lemieux Jr.
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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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