Police say a Manhattan man secretly killed at least four of his girlfriend’s cats, even after she unsuspectingly adopted new cats.
Sean Lynde was arrested Friday on charges including felony and animal cruelty. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), two of his girlfriend’s cats died – one by poising and another beaten – shortly after Lynde moved into her apartment.
The girlfriend later adopted two kittens. According to the ASPCA, one mysteriously died in a fall, and the other had trouble walking due to a trauma and was returned to a shelter.
Lynde pleaded not guilty at an arraignment and has been freed on $5,000 bail, according to his attorney.