- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Murray man accused of trapping kittens on sticky paper and then throwing them in the garbage has been ordered to 18 months of probation.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1xsqMEd ) 63-year-old Stephen Patrick Lacy was sentenced Monday, after pleading guilty to two counts of misdemeanor attempted animal torture. He was also told to complete 100 hours of community service and pay $1,000 to an animal-related charity.

Police say a neighbor found two kittens inside a garbage can and stuck to sticky paper used in mouse traps in August.

Police say one kitten had a broken leg while the other kitten’s mouth was stuck shut.

Authorities say Lacy told police he was trying to catch feral cats and he admitted to trapping the animals and putting them in the garbage.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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