Grand Traverse County Teen Pleads To Beheading Cat

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- A Grand Traverse County teenager has admitted to stabbing and beheading a cat.

Jonathan Cook pleaded guilty Friday to a felony count of killing or torturing an animal.

The 18-year-old from Blair Township faces up to four years behind bars. A sentencing date is pending.

Cook told Circuit Judge Philip Rodgers the cat bit him, so he stabbed it and went back "a couple days later and cut its head off."

The teen says he stuffed the cat's head in a plastic bag tied to his belt buckle and showed it off to his friends.


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  • by Dan Location: DeWitt on Mar 1, 2011 at 02:57 AM
    While I am no fan of cats, no animal deserves that. Like it or not people, no amount of therapy or professional help can permanently fix someone that is broken to this degree. We need to start thinning the herd of sociopaths like this kid so that some poor soul doesn't end up being a victim of his in the future.
  • by Mari Location: Indy on Feb 27, 2011 at 01:47 PM
    This boy is Very very sick--I am glad he told the truth...he needs professional help though!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 27, 2011 at 05:26 AM
    this person has real mental issues,& I hope someone makes sure he gets some help.
  • by Jasmine Location: Eaton Rapids on Feb 27, 2011 at 04:15 AM
    This is one very sick individual.
  • by disgusted Location: lansing on Feb 26, 2011 at 03:51 PM
    Make an example out of this sub-human. Also, create a CRUELTY OFFENDER REGISTRY so that people know that a monster lives in their neighborhood.
  • by mike Location: lansing on Feb 26, 2011 at 03:51 PM
    He needs to get all 4yrs,not a slap on the wrist like most get.
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