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Case ID: 27
Classification: Mutilation/Torture
Animal: cat
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Monday, Jan 31, 1994

County: Alameda

Disposition: Convicted

Defendant/Suspect: David Lee Edwards

Broke into the Hayward Animal Shelter in February 1994, Edward's tortured and killed a cat on the premises, then took that cat's remains and several live cats. He also held a gun to the head of a witness and threatened to kill her. He further threatened to kill the entire family of a 16-year-old girl.

Edward's, plea-bargained for no jail time and in November 1995 was placed on probation and ordered to attend weekly therapy.

Almost 2 years later, when Edward's went to trial for a subsequent shoplifting arrest, the Alameda County Probation Office discovered that he had missed half of his therapy appointments and had not seen a therapist for 3 months. A probation revocation hearing was scheduled for Mary 26, and continued to September 1998.


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