A Chicago man, Thomas Martel, 22, has been arrested for torturing and killing several cats.
He was charged with four counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and two counts of animal torture, all felonies.
Martel drowned and squeezed two cats to death, while a third died by mutilation. Police found a kitten in a plastic bag at Martel’s apartment, which was microwaved.
An arrest report revealed that Martel had serious mental health issues and was taking prescribed medications.