LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - WAVE 3 has new evidence in the case against a Bullitt County man charged with torturing and mutilating cats. Alex Phelps is facing a number of charges. Police say several cats were found brutally killed around Jefferson and Bullitt county.
WAVE 3 was the first to report that Phelps reportedly got the cats from Craigslist and police say he was doing some type of medical research.
In an interview with an LMPD detective 24-year-old Phelps initially denied killing and torturing the cats.
"There is no way I am capable of doing that," said Phelps.
Phelps later said, "If I done this, then I have been possessed by a spirit and or taken over by nanites or aliens and I have done it without my knowledge. Or my memory has been wiped because I've killed no cats."
Police say there is plenty of evidence against Phelps.
"Why is there a bloody, covered in blood cat carrier?," said and LMPD detective.
During the interview with the detective, Phelps said he had an interest in medicine.
"I wanna be famous for the guy the guy who cured this..the guy who fixed paralysis," said Phelps. "That's what I wanna do."
"I would bet your IQ is off the charts," said the detective.
In the interview, Phelps said he didn't have enough money to go to medical school. But, admitted that he was doing some type of research on the cats.
"What word would you use?," said the detective.
"What do you mean?," said Phelps.
"If it's not torture or mutilating. What world would you use?," said the detective.
"Dissecting," said Phelps.
Phelps later said, "I severed the artery that went up to their brain. They pretty much died of asphyxiation."
A medical report from the coroner's office say four cats they performed autopsies on died from multiple stab wounds.
Phelps said in the interview he believed the cats could heal each other with their minds.
"this may sound foolish but, cats send an electromagnetic frequency into the body," said Phelps. "All of us produce a specific kind of electromagnetic frequency."
In the interview, Phelps admitted that he did marijuana on occasion. He also said he got rid of most of the evidence. He admitted to killing at least four cats and dumping them in area dumpsters.
Court documents reveal that blood was found in his home.
Earlier in March a Bullitt County grand jury indicted Phelps on five counts of animal torture. He already faces four counts of animal torture in Louisville.
He's currently being held at metro corrections. He'll be back in court May 23rd.
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