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Opening Arguments

Cat killer

Only Monday, but this might stand up as quote of the week, from a forensic psychology professor, on Florida teenager Tyler Hayes Weinman, charged with 19 counts each of animal cruelty and improperly disposing of an animal body in the Miami serial cat killer case:

"When you kill cats, disembowel them and cut their heads off, that is not a good sign and you do not have to be Sigmund Freud to see that," he said.

What should be done with this kid if he's guilty? I know what I'd do, but then I'm a cat person. Profilers have established that many serial killers start out with acts of cruelty toward animals, so just locking him away now could save a lot of lives. But not every animal torturer turns into a serial killer, so we'd be in the position of punishing someone for what he might do.