Get Serial Cat Killer Off New York Streets

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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.

CONTACT

Honorable Michael J. Obus
New York State Supreme Court
Criminal Term, Part 51
100 Centre Street, Room 1324, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10013
(646) 386-4051
fax (212) 401-9264

Associate Court Clerk Mary Cassidy
phone (646) 386-4051
email

Court Attorney Daniel Rosen, Esq.
email

Court Attorney Michelle Parisien, Esq.
email

Judge Michael J. Obus
email

Assistant District Attorney Daniele Gallo
One Hogan Place
New York, NY 10013-4311
phone (212) 335-9000

Robert Morgenthau, District Attorney
(212) 335-9813

New York City Courts
mobus@courts.state.ny.us, drosen@courts.state.ny.us,
mparisie@courts.state.ny.us, mcassidy@courts.state.ny.us

INFORMATION/SAMPLE LETTER

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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 -- as further
evidenced by past charges for crippling a kitten and instigating a sixth
cat's disappearance.

I urge officials to levy the maximum felony penalty of four years in prison
for six counts of aggravated animal cruelty and to seek the full misdemeanor sentence for harassment and stalking charges related to ex-girlfriend Strate. Please ensure Lynde undergoes extensive psychological evaluation and is barred from possessing or living with animals.

Violence against animals is a recognized precursor to violence against
humans. Indeed, Lynde already vented rage on Strate in March when he
reportedly struck her computer so hard it cost $800 to repair.

Repeat animal attacks suggest a predatory style that is a sign of "organized
and premeditated violence against others," says Dr. Randall Lockwood, an animal behaviorist with ASPCA Anti-Cruelty Initiatives who consults with cruelty investigators, law enforcers and mental health professionals.

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...


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