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
Phelps's parole has not yet been
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