- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Gresham man has pleaded guilty to accusations he responded to being kicked out of the house by killing his mother’s cat.

The Oregonian (https://bit.ly/1wbhdDd) reports 27-year-old Jonathan F. Wagner faces up to five years for animal abuse, up to 20 for burglary.

Authorities say Wagner’s behavior was threatening, so his mother boxed up some of his possessions in July.

While she was at work, police say, Wagner vandalized the house and slit the throat of the cat, Tom, putting the body on his mother’s bed.

At the time, Wagner said he was off medications for depression and psychotic episodes. His mother said he hadn’t been diagnosed with mental illness.

He entered the pleas Tuesday. Other charges were dismissed. Sentencing is March 9, after a psychological exam.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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