Saturday, November 5, 2005


Man guilty; said cat ‘chose’ whom to kill

`A man was convicted of murder after witnesses testified that he relied on his cat’s behavior to decide whether the victim deserved to die. [..]

Prosecution witnesses, many of them drug users with criminal records, testified that Butsch said he relied on his cat, Sam, to determine who was good and who deserved to die. When Sam refused to go near the sleeping Vavricka, Butsch shot him, they said.

Butsch’s lawyer argued that the witnesses framed Butsch and made up the cat story.’

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