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Tuesday, Nov 2, 2004County: Fairfield
Defendant/Suspect: Jeremy D. Cox
Case Updates: 1 update(s) available
Jeremy Cox was charged with bludgeoning his mother's 19-year-old cat to death. Susan Cox says her 34 year-old son, Jeremy, didn't like her cat.
Police say on Tuesday, Nov 2 2004, Jeremy brutally beat the cat with a cane, but told his mother it had died of natural causes.
"There was blood spattered on a curtain, on the floor and the wall near a sliding glass door, and a broken cane with pieces of blood and fur on it," says Capt. Harvey Maxwell from the Stratford Police Department.
Tests later found the cat had suffered numerous broken bones, including a broken spine.
Investigators are not taking this case lightly. Stratford Animal Control Officer Linda Schaff says animal abuse often leads to human abuse. "A lot of serial killers started out this way, so this is nothing to fool around with. Absolutely not."
This case is being heard in Bridgeport Superior Court.
|Cox was convicted on Jan 14, 2005 and is serving 6 months in jail for animal cruelty.|
|Update posted on Feb 20, 2005 - 2:26PM |
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