History of interpersonal violence
Approximate Age: 18
Location: Linden, NJ (US)
Jun 28, 2009 - Eatontown, NJ (US)
Convicted: 8-week-old kitten thrown against wall, dies
Sentence: A Superior Court judge in Monmouth County this morning sentenced a Linden man to four months in jail for beating a kitten to death during a fight with his girlfriend.
Rodney Shivers, 19, also was ordered to perform 56 hours of community service and undergo anger management counseling under the sentence imposed by Judge Ira Kreizman in Freehold, said Victor "Buddy" Amato, chief animal cruelty officer for the Monmouth County SPCA.
In addition to the sentencing conditions, Shivers also was ordered to pay $495 in restitution as reimbursement for the veterinary bills and the necropsy, Amato said.... more...