Man stabs family cat multiple times as his 4-year-old son fires off AK-47

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In Galveston, Texas, a man was arrested for stabbing the family cat multiple times while his four-year-old son fired off an AK-47 he found in his father’s bedroom lying on the bed. Mario Eduardo Salinas, 27, has been charged with cruelty to a non-livestock animal, tampering with physical evidence and making terroristic threats to a family member.

According to Click2Houston, Salinas stabbed the family cat named Snowflake, 12 times with a kitchen knife and threatened to kill his girlfriend at their home. Galveston Police stated the incident began on Monday when Salinas went out of control when he ordered his girlfriend to come home from work and take care of the children. He also threatened to take the couple’s two children – ages 3 and 4, away and kill the family pets.

“He had threatened to chop her up, kill the pets and take the kids,” said Detective Michelle Sollenberger. Once he removed some firearms from his gun safe, he at some point realized the cat urinated on some bedding and directed his anger towards the cat.”

The woman left the home and called authorities she feared going home. About an hour later, local residents heard gunshots coming from the home. When the four-year-old found the AK-47, he fired it and bullets holes went into the dresser and a wall. The children told police their father had killed Snowflake even though Salinas earlier had tried to blame one of the children.

Snowflake’s bloodied body was found in a nearby alley. Salinas’ clothes and shoes had bloodstains on them.

Salinas remains at the Galveston County Jail where $47,000 bond has been set.

(Photos of family cat stabbed via screenshot Click2Houston.)

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20 replies
    • maxiemom says:

      You always assume anyone with a Latino name is illegal. This happened in TEXAS. Odds are this man’s family has been there for some time: perhaps they’ve even been on this continent longer than yours. Don’t you think it’s time you stopped thinking like that?

  1. Adrienne says:

    Do this country a favor, and dispose of this vile creature so we don’t have to pay for his incarceration or any “mental” treatment he needs. A terrorist just waiting to happen and we are not suppose to find anything wrong with this creature? If he is not here legally or if he supposedly is, then we definitely need to protect Americans from vile monsters like this. Don’t get me wrong, we have legal Americans who are bad criminals too, but we don’t need to import scum like this.

    • Micele says:

      Honestly does it really matter where this guy came from what really matters is the fact that he is a piece of shit that needs to be stabbed multiple times or perhaps used as a moving target for the military

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    How about making the bond much higher! This POS will be out to get his girlfriend and the children. When are the justice system going to start taking these situations seriously? How does a nut case like this get an arsenal of weapons like this, next we will be reading the woman, her children and all the pets have been killed by this moron! He needs to be off the streets and away from society! He is a complete danger to society, I’m glad the child didn’t kill himself or someone else with this moron’s AK-47.

    • Bev Woodburn says:

      I pray the kid shot and killed that animal torturing monster Mario Eduardo Salinas. Then the mother, kids and pets would be safe.
      RIP Snowflake. You have crossed the beautiful Rainbow Bridge into beautiful Animal Heaven. Fly high Snowflake..

  3. Jan Barnes says:

    I can think of much more creative ways to use the knife and AK-47, which would NOT hit the dresser or the wall … ROT IN PRISON AND IN HELL! Hopefully, HELL will begin in PRISON!

  4. Bunny Peters says:

    If that POS were my boyfriend, he would be my “EX” for harming my children & murdering my precious treasure (I would try to control my anger & instinct to retaliate because this POS isn’t worth the jail time).

    I would pick up and move, change jobs, change all of our names (in short, get as far away from this POS as possible & be “untraceable”)…… I know from sad experience that restraining orders don’t protect you & sometimes leaving and starting over ‘fresh” is the way to go (been there & done it myself)……

    Please keep this useless POS in jail forever and lose the keys!!!!!!! He should only leave prison in a pine box……..

    His family or an innocent, unrelated person could be his next “punching bag” Absolutely disgusting how this useless POS reacted to that precious cat…….. What would he do to an incontinent senior with dementia or a toddler with a soiled diaper……… Even more disgusting is is lack of care with his guns (you don’t allow s 4 year old anywhere near guns and ammo)……. Clearly NOT good parent material…….

    OMG: I am absolutely sick over this poor precious treasure being murdered…..
    Precious Snowflake, your life mattered and you deserve justice!!! RIP precious treasure……. Your life was stolen from you….. You didn’t deserve to be tortured and murdered…… You should have grown older (loved and been loved) and continued to be a beloved family member……. please look for MacKitty in Heaven….. you will be welcome to join his group of snuggle buddies…….. so sorry that you were failed so horribly by humans……..

    The POS who murdered this precious treasure will burn in Hell forever for his cruelty…… here’s hoping that he gets there ASAP (after dying a horrible death alone, afraid, in agony & (worst of all) unloved)……

  5. maxiemom says:

    Odds are the b*****d did this in front of the kids. He’s a danger to them, the pets and to his (hopefully) ex-girlfriend.

    Time to lock him up and throw away the key. NO need to ever let him out of the cage, because that’s clearly where he belongs.

  6. Janie L. says:

    This piece of walking excrement needs to be put away where he will never again see the light of day! He is a danger to harmless cats and humans and what is a 4 year old kid doing firing an assault rifle??? Can you say, “WTF!?!” I don’t want this idiot in my town and I don’t have to think too hard about whether others feel the same way. There is no place in any society for this creep. Rest in peace little Snowflake. You deserved better.

  7. Dalma Bugg says:

    Surely the girlfriend would not have left the house without her children after he had already killed the cat and threatened her life, but she did. Unbelievable, she is as bad as he is in that case. Lick them both up and find the kids a home where they will be a priority.

  8. Bev Woodburn says:

    Kill this psychopathic depraved pea size brain monster Mario Eduardo Salinas. Eradicate this psycho animal torturing murdering monster by stabbing this vile and evil animal murdering monster tro death from the planet. Innocent and helpless little Snowflake tortured to death by this vile and evil monster Mario Eduardo Salinas.So torture this fucking bastard gutless monster to death. How many innocent animals has this monster tortured to death because this vile and evil monster didn’t get this monsters own way. The kids must be taken away froim this freak of nature. This freak of nature is definitely the vilest of sadistic and callous monsters on our planet. Eradication from our planet is a must. Kill it slowly!!!!!!!!!

  9. pennysdachshunds says:

    This CRAZY BASTARD!!! Needs to go Missing !!! Forever!!! who the Hell Cares what Nationality He is … HE IS NOT FIT TO BE AROUND ANOTHER HUMAN OR DOMESTIC ANIMAL>>>>


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