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Admitted cat killer faces sentencing

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One of the cats Phelps admitted torturing and killing One of the cats Phelps admitted torturing and killing

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A Bullitt County man was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for stabbing, mutilating, torturing and killing eight cats.

During his sentencing hearing, Alex Phelps acknowledged that he killed as many as 26 cats. He told the judge that he was ashamed of his behavior, describing it as "monstrous."

The judge asked Phelps when he decided he liked killing the animals. Phelps responded, "I never liked it."

According to Phelps's attorney, Thomas Clay, Phelps already has spent nearly 500 days in jail, which is more than 20 percent of his five-year sentence. "He's eligible for parole right now," said Clay.

Phelps's parole has not yet been approved.  

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