One of the hottest stories in Miami as of late has been the Cat Killer. For months now, cats all over South Miami-Dade County have been being mutilated and killed. Feline lovers have been living in fear that their whiskered companions will end up dead.
Well, last week the supposed Cat Killer was arrested. At 18-years-old, suspect Tyler Weinman is charged with 19 counts of felony animal cruelty, 19 counts of improperly disposing of an animal body, and four counts of burglary.
While Weinman is still only a suspect, the evidence looks pretty damning. A friend of mine has said that if he was acting alone, the DA should try and put him away for as long as possible. Her reasoning? Those who murder people often start first with animals, that way they have enough "practice."
So we have death, depravity and a study of the criminal psyche. All's well in Miami, the other city that never sleeps. Maybe it's the heat and sunshine, but people in the entire state of Florida always were a little... different.
Despicable as it may be, this city is still mine, and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon.