Teen who microwaved 7-week-old kitten walks away with probation

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A 17-year-old boy from Victoria, Australia, who microwaved a seven-week-old kitten, walked out of court on Friday with just probation after a magistrate found the boy had “no understanding” of the impact his actions would have on his life.

The kitten, who belonged to a neighbor, suffered internal injuries and was humanely euthanized the following day. Magistrate David Faram ordered a psychological assessment for the teen and sentenced him to six-months probation having been spared both a fine and incarceration. The judge described the January incident as horrible.

According to AbcNews, the unnamed minor had been having difficulties in and out of school. The juvenile has been studying online and wants to graduate.

“I’m certain you had no clear understanding of the impact this would have on your life,” Magistrate Faram addressed the teen in court. “I am satisfied you’re remorseful and this type of behavior won’t happen again.”

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21 replies
  1. Denise Moore says:

    Hey may think he walks away but guess what no one knows when KARMA will come gunning for you. This sick prick will be looking over his should and one day KARMA will bite his ass, mark my word…does nothing for the kitten but he will get his!

    • Bunny Peters says:

      Agreed. I would be plotting revenge if I were that kitten’s owner….. mystery fatal accident in that POS’s future……

      He has a reserved spot in Hell waiting for him where he will burn forever for his cruelty…… hope he gets there ASP after dying alone, afraid, in pain and unloved….. that POS magistrate should join him in Hell (has no compassion for victims)……

  2. Gems says:

    What kind of a judge is that ??? The teen is a horrible kid with all kinds of problems, why isn’t he in school??

  3. Stephen Phillips says:

    BULLSH*T… he could understand the impact on HIS life – but NOT on that of the hapless innocent he “fried”???

    P’raps that “magistrate” had best insert HIS head into a microwave, ’cause he’s certifiably “half-baked”, himself!

  4. Marsha Squibb says:

    WTF!!!!!!;17 and doesn’t understand the impact this kitten would suffer?????? BS!!!!!The magistrate took the easy way out!!!Get him off the bench!!You just freed a future killer!!!!!!

  5. pennysdachshunds says:

    THIS Judge???? Needs to find another profession:: wonder how he/she will feel the next time this “EXTREMELY DISTURBED” comes in after gutting a small child, decapitating an elderly person, or going on a mass killing spree!!!!

  6. maxiemom says:

    HIS life? What about his helpless VICTIM’S life? Doesn’t the kitten’s life matter here at all? What’s wrong with the judge?

    That YOUNG ADULT is going to end up harming others because of this idiotic decision, and what’s this pathetic ‘judge’ going to say then? ‘Who could have seen it coming?’ That would be a nonsensical / BS statement!

    Anything that YOUNG ADULT does from this point on is on the ‘judge’! If he kills anyone, human or animal, it is HIS fault for allowing this thing to roam free!

  7. Deborah Dearmore says:

    That sorry little sonofabitch needed to be taken out and beat the he’ll out of him. The judge also needs the same treatment. Who does that sorry piece of shit judge think he is letting that little prick walk away with slap on the hand? He should have had to pay at least some prison time. I bet he is sitting back laughing his ass off at society knowing that he got away with it so now he can go and do bigger and better murder to humans next. Maybe the judge.. The jerk that set him free. That would serf him right. The animal lovers all over the world would be elated.

  8. J. Martin says:

    What kind of stupid pricks do they have as judges there?? The “judge” is no better than the vile little POS he let walk. Probation .. what a fucking joke. He “didn’t understand”???!!! BULLSHIT!!!!! He understands what he did. EVIL FUCKER!!!

  9. Mary Ann Clark says:

    Is this judge mentally incompetent? I can think of no other reason that he could ever deliver this sentence unless he is also a serial killer! Shame on them all!

  10. Rosiekat says:

    He should be put in a mental hospital for treatment at least. To inflict this boy on society is unjust and unfair. I wish we knew this kids name so society would be warned and he would never be able to work! NO JUSTICE!!! He acts “remorseful” and that is enough punishment? So if I kill someone but show remorse that makes it okay. Okay little boy, you’re sorry and you won’t do it again. STUPID JUDGE!

  11. Nadya Rossi says:

    Typical lenient, liberal, speciesist judge! I’d like to take that little son of a b**** and burn him at the stake!


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