NEW YORK -- Jesse A. Young, 33, of Watertown, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to two counts of aggravated animal cruelty against his girlfriend’s cats.
On July 8, Young drowned one cat belonging to Kylie M. Rivers in their bathtub before bagging the animal’s remains and putting it in their freezer.
On Aug. 20, Young killed another cat belonging to Ms. Rivers by twisting its neck until it broke.
Young also bagged the second cat’s remains before putting them in the freezer.
He is expected to be sentenced to serve one year in the Metro-Jefferson Public Safety Building, with sentencing scheduled for March 22.
(Watertown Daily News - Feb 2, 2017)