18-year old charged in Florida cat mutilations

Bill Mattocks

Sr. Grandmaster
MTS Alumni
Joined
Feb 8, 2009
Messages
15,673
Reaction score
4,540
Location
Michigan
I recall reading somewhere that many serial killers begin by performing animal mutilations. I hope that this kid will get help and not go down that path.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gZDCdN3Okj3MFxUnnvgzL4DJD38QD98QPNDO0

MIAMI (AP) A teenager faces charges in a gruesome string of cat mutilations and killings that have horrified his neighbors and shaken animal lovers in two South Florida communities.
Tyler Hayes Weinman, 18, was charged Sunday with 19 counts each of animal cruelty and improperly disposing of an animal body and four counts of burglary related to the deaths.
In the past month, residents in the Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay neighborhoods have reported finding the bodies of more than two dozen cats. Police said some were likely killed by dogs. Some were missing fur neighbors said some had been skinned and appeared to have been cut with a sharp, straight instrument, police said.
 

MA-Caver

Sr. Grandmaster
MT Mentor
Joined
Aug 21, 2003
Messages
14,960
Reaction score
312
Location
Chattanooga, TN
I recall reading somewhere that many serial killers begin by performing animal mutilations. I hope that this kid will get help and not go down that path.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gZDCdN3Okj3MFxUnnvgzL4DJD38QD98QPNDO0
Yeah it is likely, that this kid was seeking some sort of sick gratification by doing that and that over time he would not find it met and move on to humans ... or he's just simply at a sadistic phase and will grow out of it.
Hard to say... but definitely he needs help.
 

tshadowchaser

Sr. Grandmaster
MT Mentor
Founding Member
MTS Alumni
Joined
Aug 29, 2001
Messages
13,460
Reaction score
733
Location
Athol, Ma. USA
I am an animal lover so I think the help he needs is may years behind bars.
More than likely he would progress to illing or maiming humans in the future.
 

JadecloudAlchemist

Master of Arts
Joined
Feb 12, 2007
Messages
1,877
Reaction score
82
Location
Miami,Florida
Everyone here in Miami is glad they caught him. But alot of people do not think he did it alone. We are all stunned at his age(18) comes from a decent home. This happened in Palmetto Bay(I use to work there) and Cutler Ridge(Noone calls it Cutler Bay we use its old name Ridge)
The State Attorney is going to hit him with everything shes got.

In my area there is a person poisoning cats and has killed 8 already we are all on the look out for him too.

On a happier note I found a baby kitten who I am nursing,
 

Gordon Nore

Senior Master
Joined
May 26, 2007
Messages
2,118
Reaction score
77
Location
Toronto
I recall reading somewhere that many serial killers begin by performing animal mutilations. I hope that this kid will get help and not go down that path.


Yes, mutilating the remains of animals, or torturing them, is part of the profile. Jeffrey Dahmer dissected animal remains that he had found, including putting the head of a dog on a stake. That and fire starting are big red flags.
 

just2kicku

Black Belt
Lifetime Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2009
Messages
691
Reaction score
35
Location
SoCal
Even tho I am no cat lover, I think torturing and mutilating any animal is wrong. Kids got something wrong upstairs. Don't see how anyone can take pleasure in something like that.
Just a matter of time before peolpe were his next target. Like chasing that high.
 

MJS

Administrator
Staff member
Lifetime Supporting Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2003
Messages
30,187
Reaction score
430
Location
Cromwell,CT
This kid is a sick ****, plain and simple! The kid needs help and some jail time. Then again, you have to wonder....was he doing this prior to 18yrs of age, or what he doing it for many years but only now someone noticed what he was doing?
 

Latest Discussions

Top