Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Tennessee: Timothy Martel, 36, got mad at his cat so he drowned it in the bathtub, say police

TENNESSEE -- A Nashville man is being accused of drowning his cat in a bathtub is now charged with aggravated animal cruelty, Metro police say.

According to an arrest affidavit, a Metro Animal Care and Control Officer responded to a call to have a talk with Timothy Martel about a cat bite he had received.

Martel reportedly explained he has anger issues and his cat had been hiding from him.

According to the affidavit, the 36-year-old moron told the officer that he then beat his cat, which bit him.

In response, Martel went on to explain that he then drowned the cat in a bathtub. He also reportedly kept the deceased cat in a bag and showed it to the animal control officer.

The cat’s body was immediately taken to the Kord Diagnostic Laboratory for a necropsy.

Martel is now charged with aggravated animal cruelty. His bond is set at $35,000 and he is due in court on Thursday.

( - Dec 17, 2016)

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