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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:20 AM

San Jose serial cat killer gets 16-year sentence

Source: SF Gate

A serial cat killer in San Jose who pleaded guilty to torturing and dismembering a number of beloved neighborhood felines was sentenced Friday to a maximum term of 16 years in jail.

Robert Farmer, 26, pleaded guilty in October to 21 felony counts of animal cruelty. Though Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Sharon Chatman imposed the strictest sentence she could on Farmer, she did not require him to register as a sex offender as county prosecutors had requested.

Prosecutors and owners of the cats alleged that Farmer had sexually abused one of the slain felines, but the judge rejected that argument.

The owners of the dead cats — police say he killed up to 16 of them, though only four bodies were recovered — say that Farmer terrorized their Cambrian Park neighborhood in south San Jose for months, causing pet owners to keep outdoor cats inside as animal after animal disappeared.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/San-Jose-serial-cat-killer-gets-16-year-sentence-11290539.php



What kind of insanity possesses people to do stuff like this?

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Reply San Jose serial cat killer gets 16-year sentence (Original post)
Calista241 Jul 2017 OP
irisblue Jul 2017 #1
OnlinePoker Jul 2017 #2
El Mimbreno Jul 2017 #8
USALiberal Jul 2017 #21
orleans Jul 2017 #23
USALiberal Jul 2017 #31
orleans Jul 2017 #32
USALiberal Jul 2017 #33
DK504 Jul 2017 #3
Sunlei Jul 2017 #6
TheDebbieDee Jul 2017 #26
raccoon Jul 2017 #30
Sunlei Jul 2017 #4
JHB Jul 2017 #5
Princess Turandot Jul 2017 #7
HelenWheels Jul 2017 #9
packman Jul 2017 #10
Bayard Jul 2017 #13
Sunlei Jul 2017 #16
red dog 1 Jul 2017 #17
Sunlei Jul 2017 #22
red dog 1 Jul 2017 #34
Goonch Jul 2017 #11
Podkayne K Jul 2017 #12
Paladin Jul 2017 #14
meow2u3 Jul 2017 #15
red dog 1 Jul 2017 #18
Sunlei Jul 2017 #25
Lurks Often Jul 2017 #19
Doreen Jul 2017 #20
orleans Jul 2017 #24
Laffy Kat Jul 2017 #27
flvegan Jul 2017 #28
TheFrenchRazor Jul 2017 #29

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:22 AM

1. Good

Rot in prison, monster

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:24 AM

2. Meanwhile we had a guy here who drove drunk and killed a cop get 4 years

No justice.

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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:45 AM

8. Shoulda been life. nt

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Response to El Mimbreno (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 07:44 PM

21. I disagree, life should be for intentional premeditated murder. n/t

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #21)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:02 PM

23. his murders were not intentional or premeditated? n/t

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Response to orleans (Reply #23)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 07:49 AM

31. Are you talking about the drunk? Because I assumed you were. n/t

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #31)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 10:27 AM

32. sorry--no. i was talking about the cat killer n/t

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Response to orleans (Reply #32)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 02:16 PM

33. OK, I agree with that. He is to evil to be released. Messed up and people would be next IMO. n/t

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:26 AM

3. He was caught for 21 acts of brutality.

This guy is a serial killer and he didn't get the chance to act on it. When he gets out of prison he will start on people.

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Response to DK504 (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:32 AM

6. on the positive side animal killing is a Felony in Ca. (finally) The first was Nebraska about 8? yrs

ago, another horrible person got over 140 Felonies 'convictions' after a long & depressing trial. Plenty of RW radio & their RW minions tried their hardest to protect that animal killer from JUSTICE. Not long enough, he's out of prison and somewhere there's ANOTHER very bad man on the loose.

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Response to DK504 (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:23 PM

26. I agree. This guy is a future serial killer...

I'm glad he was "Majority Report"ed.

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Response to DK504 (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 06:51 AM

30. He may have already killed people, and hasn't been caught at it. nt

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:27 AM

4. He will get out in about 8 years and be a very dangerous person to have loose in our country.

He will ramp it up to humans after a decade in the USA prison 'training camp' .

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:31 AM

5. Would only have been a matter of time before he'd start with people

From the SF Gate article:
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The attorney had argued that Farmer had for years before the cat killings lived with an increasing number of mental health issues, for which he had received no treatment. That, coupled with a methamphetamine addiction, did not excuse Farmer’s “horrific” actions, he said.

But Schroeder said Farmer’s long-running addiction acted as an “accelerant” to a spiral of problems that resulted in the death of the felines.

“The underlying problem was that the match had already been lit, but the meth just made it more extensive,” Schroeder said.

Farmer was stuck in a “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde situation,” Schroeder said, adding that he hoped he would be able to help Farmer obtain counseling and medication while in jail so this does not happen again.
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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:43 AM

7. Hurting or killing animals is part of the serial killer 'triad'...

that has been frequently found in the earlier lives of identified serial killers, before they start murdering humans. (The other two are setting fires and bed wetting.)

Good for Judge Chatman for throwing the book at him.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:52 AM

9. Another reason to keep cats inside

Cat's lives are shortened when they are allowed to roam outside.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:03 AM

10. They Should Send this POS to One of these Prisons

I am sure the inmates would take "care" of him-





This year, the Vancouver, Washington-based animal rescue group Cuddly Catz launched a program that places “death row” cats in foster homes with inmates at Larch, a minimum-security prison.

Inmates are screened very carefully before even being considered as kitty foster parents. First of all, they have to be in jail on nonviolent offenses: no crimes against people or animals. While in prison, they have to have a record of consistent good behavior for at least six months. In addition, the foster carers will need to be in prison for at least a year after the time they receive the cat.
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Larch isn’t the first prison to match shelter cats with inmates. The first such program in the U.S. began in the late 1970s at Indiana State Prison, and now there are more than 20 programs around the U.S., plus others in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Italy.


http://www.catster.com/the-scoop/prisoners-rehabilitate-death-row-cats

Or:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/13/pendleton-correctional-facility-shelter-cats-inmates_n_7055384.html

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Response to packman (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:40 AM

13. That looks like a well-loved, happy kitty

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Response to packman (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 11:56 AM

16. training dogs & horses in a couple USA prisons aswell. wish ALL Americas prisons had these programs

really makes a difference for inmates while in prison and their 'future' after prison.

My horse was trained by a California prison when she was a 2 year old captured as a wild horse. 120 days of training at prison with a gentle snaffle bit and no spurs, no hitting or brutal treatment. last 60 days was for traffic/city proofing.

She's almost 20 yrs old today, anyone can ride her & she will take care of her rider based on their skill level. She will go anywhere city or country, even kept her in my house foyer during the hurricane. Humans are her friends even though she still has wild horse 'skills' like catching rain and beating any dogs who dare to attack her. Yet she will play with dogs and she loves to meet new dogs.

She still loves groups of men who look like prisoners, like street workman-she will hang out & watch them all day long.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 03:04 PM

17. Thanks for that

What a wonderful little story!

She is fortunate to have you as her "caretaker"..and you are fortunate to have her as well.

(I love the last line about her liking to hang out with groups of men who look like prisoners)

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:57 PM

22. you're welcome. I am truly the fortunate one to have this horse in my life.

She's a horse of a lifetime. Funny how people, even workmen are touched by her. There is a great difference between horses domestically bred and those who had generations of natural selection behind them. Our North American native species- the horse- is just about extinct.

The area she was rounded up in has been cleared out of wild horses by our DOI for corporate mining. I haven't been able to locate any of the 600 rounded up by BLM along with her. They were all freeze branded by Fed BLM and disappeared. She was taken from the same herd area as Michael Blakes wild horse "Twelve: the King". They're mirror images of each other, the same presence & to me what feels like a spiritual sense of self.

America has lost something wondrous by removing-destroying all our Wild Horses.

There are to many bad & evil humans like the OP- cat killer in our World.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #22)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 02:23 PM

34. + 1

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:06 AM

11. CAT KILLER

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:18 AM

12. Cat Killer

He simply lived in the wrong place. Had he resided in Tennessee
He'd have been elected to the US Senate.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 11:10 AM

14. Good. (nt)

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 11:12 AM

15. Good!

There's more than one way to skin a cat killer, and this maniac will learn this in prison--the hard way!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 03:17 PM

18. His attorney says he could be released in as little as 4 & 1/2 years

with 2 years credit for time served.

That's not enough time in jail for this sick bastard!

The judge did give him the maximum term, 16 years, so good for her!
(instead of what the county's probation officer recommended - 9 years for killing 16 beautiful animals, whose loving owners will never see again)

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:09 PM

25. thats what happens, they get out fast. He has probably killed hundreds of animals.

Hopefully the Judge will ban him for life from owning animals & contact with animals.

When he is out on parole there's a very good chance he will break his parole rules & harm an animal.

If "caught" breaking parole- he will be back in prison for more years. Society will have to watch him, his neighbors should be notified. He will re-offend.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 05:50 PM

19. Not enough and I am not a big fan of cats

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 06:01 PM

20. More time is needed to protect other animals and

people. people who abuse animals are much more likely to do the same to people. I would not be surprised if he has already abused people. There also needs to be heavy counseling if they plan on letting him out. He should also continue counseling afterwards.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:04 PM

24. so...he'll be out in 8 yrs? and didn't have to register as

a sex offender?

great.

we'll have another fucking jeffrey dahmer on our hands

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:29 PM

27. Future human serial killer.

More than likely he'll be out in a third of the time he was sentenced and by then be ready for bigger prey.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 12:22 AM

28. 21 felony counts of animal cruelty that this shitbag owned up to.

When you're 26 and this is your legacy, you are absolutely a fucking idiot. Seriously, do the world a favor and GDIAF.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Jul 16, 2017, 02:00 AM

29. hang him high... hurting anything defenseless is as low as it gets. nt

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