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|Originally Posted: 13 October 2009|
Get Serial Cat Killer Off New York Streets
From Kinship Circle
Tell New York City courts to recognize the gravity of animal cruelty crimes. Sean Lynde needs rehabilitation and incarceration. Please do not release a sociopath back into our society.
Honorable Michael J. Obus
Associate Court Clerk Mary Cassidy
Court Attorney Daniel Rosen, Esq.
Court Attorney Michelle Parisien, Esq.
Judge Michael J. Obus
Assistant District Attorney Daniele Gallo
Robert Morgenthau, District Attorney
New York City Courts
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TO: Honorable Michael J. Obus of the New York Supreme Court and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office:
I am deeply concerned about the case of Sean Lynde, a Manhattan man who methodically killed girlfriend Rachael Strate's four cats. Animal torture and murder are serious crimes that demand your utmost deliberation.
In October 2008, Lynde allegedly poisoned Cleo, whose body was found with a mouthful of detergent behind a dryer. He bludgeoned Zoe so severely, a veterinarian euthanized her. Strate next adopted kittens Willie and Betty. Within a month, Willie was fatally crippled and Lynde claims Betty "fell off a countertop" to her death. After Strate brought home two more kittens, one named Emo vanished and Bonafide turned up with a broken neck.
Lynde seemingly derives pleasure from prolonged suffering --
I urge officials to levy the maximum felony penalty of four
years in prison
Violence against animals is a recognized precursor to
Repeat animal attacks suggest a predatory style that is a
sign of "organized
Prolific murderers such as the Boston Strangler, Son of Sam, Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy practiced on animals before graduating to humans. Dennis Rader, notorious for the Bind-Torture-Kill murders in Wichita, Kansas, confessed to strangling cats and dogs before his sadistic spree. Men prosecuted for animal cruelty are five times as likely to be arrested for other violent crimes, claims Utah State University professor Frank Ascione.
I implore New York courts to recognize the gravity of animal cruelty crimes. Sean Lynde needs rehabilitation and incarceration. Please do not release a sociopath back into our society.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!