San Francisco man gets 16 years in prison for killing 21 cats

California: A San Francisco Bay area man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison by a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge, for killing 21 cats. Some of the cats he had lured and could manage to get them out of their homes.

The 26-year-old, Robert Roy Farmer was found guilty of 21 felony counts of animal cruelty and one count each of misdemeanour battery and being under the influence last year, reports La times.

In September 2015, cats from San Jose’s Cambrian Park neighbourhood began disappearing and started to be retrieved dead.

Farmer was found sleeping in his car on Oct. 8, 2015, in a Home Depot parking lot, with a dead cat curled up in the centre console. Police also found chunks of fur, blood, fur-covered gloves and a hunting knife.