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Wednesday, Feb 28, 2001
Defendant/Suspect: Nadine Trewin
Nadine Trewin, 31, mother of two was given a two-year community rehabilitiaton order for killing her cat in a microwave. She had drunk seven cans of lager and almost two bottles of wine when the offence was committed.
Trewin told the court she became angry when a flea from the tabby, Sasha, bit her on the leg. When the cat jumped into the microwave, she slammed the door shut and cooked it for almost a minute.
She said the cat cooked less than a minute, but then the cat failed to move so she tipped it out the oven into the yard in Crawley and buried it in the garden. She told a friend about how she killed her cat and the friend reported it to the RSPCA.
Trewin admitted cruelty was banned from keeping a pet for five years. The RSPCA spokesman said "We feel that she should have received a lifetime ban because the act was deliberate."
It was mentioned in court that Trewin had been suffering from depression and had been prescribed Prozac when the incident occurred.
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