A man was sentenced to 18 months in prison after admitting that he forced his 7-year-old daughter to kill the family cat by holding a knife in her hand and making her stab the pet.
Collins was arrested March 13 after police said he forced his daughter to stab Boots, the family's 8-month-old cat. The girl and Collins' 11-year-old son said their father ordered them to stab the cat because he wanted them to "learn to kill."
Police said the boy tried to hide the cat from his father, but Collins found the animal and strangled it as his children watched.
But here's the part that really get's me:
Under the plea agreement, Collins must receive counseling and attend parenting classes and substance abuse treatment. The judge also prohibited Collins from owning a pet.
WTF!! Oh yes - let's prevent him from owning pets, but hey we'll still going to let this freak have kids after attending some lame ass parenting class.
Seriously? This is obviously someone who needs serious psychiatric help and should be considered a danger to his children