Adam Bigham reported he was defending his loved ones “by throwing the cat to the ground’’ and kneeling on its stomach “until it went lifeless,’’ court docket records display.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A gentleman who admitted to killing his family’s dwelling cat “because he believed it was going to attack’’ has been charged in the cat’s late April loss of life at an apartment complicated.
Adam Clark Bigham threw the cat to the ground, knelt on it and “tossed the cat out the window,’’ according to a possible induce affidavit.
Bigham, 46, has a courtroom listening to up coming week for animals – killing/torturing. He was booked into the Kent County Jail on May possibly 8 and released.
The incident occurred April 28 at an apartment on Yorkland Push NW, court docket information display.
Kent County sheriff’s deputies ended up dispatched there in reference to a domestic argument, court docket information clearly show.
Bigham “admitted that he killed his family’s residence cat for the reason that he thought it was going to attack his son,’’ detective Emily Gerke wrote in a probable bring about affidavit.
Bigham “stated he was defending his household by throwing the cat to the ground, grabbing it by the head/neck region to ‘detain’ it, and knelt on its belly till it was lifeless,’’ Gerke wrote.
Bigham “then tossed the cat out the window in advance of his children identified as 911,’’ Gerke wrote.
He is between a 50 %-dozen gentlemen prosecuted in Kent County in the past calendar year for the demise of an animal.
In two of the cases, it was a neighbor taking pictures another neighbor’s puppy.
Three circumstances ended up tied to domestic abuse and resulted in many prices, which include animals – killing/torturing.
Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker suggests animal cruelty conditions strike a chord with the neighborhood.
“People consider animals as aspect of the family, irrespective of whether it be a canine, whether or not it be a cat or whatever animal it is,’’ Becker stated. “We get them very severely and do what we can to secure the animals.’’
A information looking for comment was remaining with Bigham’s lawyer.
If convicted of animals – killing/torturing, Bigham faces up to 4 years in jail, a $5,000 wonderful and up to 500 several hours of community support. The court docket may perhaps also order psychiatric evaluation.
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