"Bored Cat Killer" Guilty
A native of Trinidad was convicted in March of aggravated cruelty to animals for having given a cat with lighter fluid and set it on fire. The stray kitten lived on the grounds of a Crown Heights, Brooklyn (NY, USA) apartment block.
A 20 year-old man, who in 2009 committed an act “because he was bored” was sentenced to up to six years in jail after which he faces deportation. At the sentencing, Supreme Court Justice Michael Gary was visibly outraged as he referred to the "atrocious nature" of the crime.