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Tuesday, May 8, 2012County: St. Clair
Charges: Felony CTA
Alleged: Terry D. Roy
A 46-year-old Belleville man was charged Friday with allegedly killing the seven kittens whose bodies were found lying in a row May 8 in North End Park.
Terry D. Roy, of 7 Kircher Place, faces a single felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals, Capt. Don Sax said. He is accused of shooting the kittens with a BB gun and taking them to the park.
Police originally thought the kittens had been killed by another animal due to puncture wounds found on their bodies. But within the last couple of days, a witness in a separate case provided information implicating Roy in the kittens' deaths, according to Sax.
Roy apparently attempted to turn over the kittens to an animal control agency but was told that if someone did not claim them within a week they would be euthanized, witnesses told police. So, he decided to kill and dispose of them himself, according to the witnesses.
"Why? We still don't know the rest of it," Sax said.
Witnesses told police that Roy is mentally - challenged and may not have been taking his medications, Sax said.
His bail was set at $25,000.
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