Only "up to 18 months"? I'd throw away the key:
A Muncie man faces up to 18 months behind bars after pleading guilty Thursday to three felonies stemming from the torture killing of his family's cat.
Danield John Collins, 39, was arrested March 13 after he was accused of forcing his seven-year-old daughter to stab Boots, the family's eight-month-old feline.
The daughter and Collins' 11-year-old son said their father ordered them to stab the cat because he wanted them to “learn to kill.” Police said the defendant's son tried to hide the cat from his father, but that Collins was able to find the animal and strangled it as his children looked on.
Well, good for him. Don't know if his children were able to "learn to kill," but they do know what can happen to assholes.