Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

  • Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison

Police say Robert Farmer killed at least 16 cats after stealing and torturing them in 2015.

His attorney Wesley Schroeder said his client could be released in as little as 4 1/2 years. But Chatman said Friday that none of the animals were tested for semen - apparently because there was no immediate indication they had been sexually assaulted - and none was found on Farmer's clothing or auto. "Tell me, what kind of a monster does this?" she wrote in a statement delivered in court by her daughter. "I stole a member of their family". The fact that I was out of my mind was no excuse, ' the letter went on. Cat owners who'd had their pets tortured or killed were also in the court-room. Several pets were found dead, two of them in rubbish bins.

The cats began disapearing in September 2015.

The 16 year sentence he received was the maximum sentence for his crimes.

Mirim Petrova's tabby "Go-Go" was one of Farmer's victims and the body has yet to be found. Then cats began turning up dead, the Mercury News of San Jose reported Friday.

Farmer was detained in October 2015 after being found asleep in his auto with a dead cat, chunks of feline hair, blood, fur-covered gloves, a hunting knife, and the collars of other pets, The Mercury News reported.

Last year, the 26-year-old pleaded guilty to 21 counts of animal cruelty and one count each of misdemeanor battery and being under the influence, according to CBS News.

Farmer admitted 21 felony counts of animal cruelty.

Residents tipped off police after seeing CCTV showing Farmer crouching in a driveway before scooping up one elderly tabby and running off with him. An elderly woman who let Farmer stay with her and her grandson shortly before his arrest recounted him tying up the back legs of her cat Angel and smacking it against a wall.

"He will still be young when he's released". He also was accused of hitting his landlady's grandson in the head.

The case took a shocking twist when an Animal Services necropsy report found signs of sexual abuse on the orange female tabby cat inside the auto, including dilated genitalia.

The report also showed that a DNA match between Farmer and the cat was found under its claws. Schroeder contested the prosecution's argument that the cat was sexually abused.

Farmer won't have to register as a sex offender upon release, which the prosecutor had asked for.

Myriam Martinez, whose cat Thumper Farmer killed, hoped the criminal would be forced to register as a sex offender.