Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Teen accused of cat killings set to leave jail

I don't know what the police know, but it sounds like he did it. His parents are divorced, and one parent lives in South Miami-Dade County (where the cat-killing was originally going on) and the other parent lives in an area of Broward (where it was subsequently going on) and he spent his time between both parents. Story here.

Jun 17th, 2009 | MIAMI -- A judge in Miami says a teenager accused of more than a dozen cat killings is "competent" to be released from jail under electronic monitoring.

Tyler Hayes Weinman had already posted bond before Wednesday's hearing, but the judge would not release him until the 18-year-old's psychiatric evaluation could be reviewed.

Judge John Thornton ordered Weinman released during a brief hearing. He said the 18-year-old "does not appear at risk of harming himself or others." Thornton said Weinman would be allowed to attend counseling as recommended by a doctor.

Weinman's father told TV reporters he is "absolutely sure" his son is innocent.

Weinman is accused of a brutal string of cat mutilation killings that terrorized two suburban Miami communities.

See here too.

Weinman is charged with 19 counts of animal cruelty, 19 counts of improperly disposing of an animal body and four counts of burglary in the spree of cat mutilations and killings throughout Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay.

The 18-year-old also had to post a $249,500 bond to secure his release until he can be tried on the felony counts. He'll be released at some point today, but will be required to wear an electronic ankle bracelet and be under house arrest until his July 6 arraignment. . . .

I'm glad he doesn't live around here, and my cats don't go outside anyway, except on the terrace.


miaxile said...

You're smarter than to fall in with the sheeple thinking of "if the police arrested him, he must have done it" ...also, his divorced parents live less than 2 miles apart. Whatever the outcome, it's a sad situation all around. What is absolutely absurd, though, is that the football player who drove drunk and killed another human being, got 30 days in jail and this boy accused is facing something like 154 years in jail. Justice?

the blogger said...

I originally heard on the TV news that one parent lived in South Dade and the other in Broward. If that's not the case, then I stand corrected. I know nothing about the case of the drunken football player, but killing those cats is a serious crime.

Anonymous said...

Investigate "Unresolved Serial Cat Mutilation Pandemics" and "High-Strangeness Florida Cat Mutilaitons" and "Mysterious Half Cats". This guy sounds like the 'fall-guy' to me - especially in view of all these other cat mutilations episodes (NEVER a single arrest). If the dog attack north of Miami are dog-pack-inspired then show me the saliva tests .. Show Me The Money.

Cops know this stuff is alien-inspired and poor Tyler is taking the heat for it (quite possibly).