On Friday, 26-year-old Robert Farmer of San Jose, California was sentenced to 16 years in county jail for committing absolutely horrific crimes. Farmer was charged with 21 counts of felony animal cruelty for stealing, torturing, and killing 18 cats and injuring three others.
Via Newsweek, here are more details on the sickening acts of violence that Farmer carried out in 2015.
Several blood stains were found in Farmer’s car, as well as the remains of one of the cats, when he was arrested in October, 2015. Police subsequently determined that he had killed 18 animals in the gruesome two-month spree.
A necropsy showed that at least one of the cats died of blunt force trauma and may have been sexually abused.
Farmer will not have to register as a sex offender as Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Sharon A. Chatman concluded that there was not sufficient evidence that Farmer had sexually abused the animal, reported the Mercury.
He pleaded guilty to 21 counts of felony animal cruelty in October, 2016, reported SFGate.
Farmer’s lawyer tried to blame Farmer’s inexcusable behavior on him being high as a kite on meth, but thankfully, the judge didn’t buy it. 16 years was the maximum sentence that she could have handed out, and I think we can all agree that Farmer deserves every single day of it.