Miami-Dade Cats Found Mutilated, Gutted and Posed: Part 1

By Elisa Black-Taylor

Tyler Weinman: Cat killer or not?

Tyler Weinman: Cat killer or not?

Hello everyone. I'm not going to say good because there's nothing good about today's story. I'm behind on my writing so I'll start with the story making me the most angry. And that's putting it mildly!

Today I'd like to bring you an update on the Miami-Dade cats who were found murdered in 2009. They were all mutilated, gutted and posed!

Before I get into the history behind this update, I've been asking myself whether or not I'm trying to "scare" the readers here at pictures-of-cats.org. I've yet to determine my answer. I believe I'm doing my best to show the readers what a horrible world we have out there (especially in the U.S.A.) and give cat lovers a dose of reality they really don't want to think about. I don't want to think about it either. But when people have murdered, mutilated, gutted and posed dozens of cats, and the judge tells the public this person is NOT a danger to himself or the public-OOOHHHH-you don't want to hear what the voices in my head are saying. If I upset 100 people and save one cat, this will be worth it.

The story of the two dozen Miami-Dade cats who were mutilated, gutted and posed began in April 2009 (from what I can determine from the many reports out there) in Southwest Miami-Dade, mainly Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay and Kendall. Thirty-three cats had been reported murdered, 19 of these cases fit the M.O. of the mutilator.

I'm going to give everyone a condensed version of the story. This is a horrific case. There is a photo link on the following page showing one of the murdered cats, but my browser refused to open it (thank GOD!). http://www.pet-abuse.com/cases/15514/FL/US/. To get a very in-depth view of the case, enter Miami-Dade cats mutilated in 2009 and take your pick of the stories. I really wouldn't suggest my readers do this. This is the worst case I've ever reported on.

The police urged the public to help find the suspect by offering a community reward. I would like to add that one obstacle hampering the search was the cat owner's would move the cat before the police conducted an investigation. For future reference, leave the animal as you find it. As with a human crime scene, do NOT touch it and secure the area if possible until the police take over. A police officer's cat was one of the victims.

This link tells of the reward reaching $12000 and has a list of each of the cat killing stories as they happened. It's possible the amount went higher. I researched more than 50 sources and this was the highest I located: Neighbors unite against cat killing - link broken Oct 2012.

On June 14, 2009, a neighborhood teen, Tyler Hayes Weinman, 18, was arrested at a friends house and charged with 19 cases of animal cruelty. One reference listed 21 cases of animal cruelty. His address is listed in the Cutler Bay area of Dade County. So he lived right in the middle of where the crimes took place. His father is a dentist and an upstanding member of the community. And Tyler has two juvenile arrests for possession of marijuana1.

The killings stopped after Weinman was arrested and taken off of the streets.

Police installed a tracking device on his car about two weeks before his arrest.

Readers, this is exactly what I've been telling you for close to a year now! Take a look at the CBS photo I've enclosed of him. What a handsome young man! This is NOT the face of a killer. Or is it? Please keep in mind everything I've written about "the people next door" being the greatest enemy to your cat!

Weinman was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center with bail set at $154,500. During his bond court hearing, that amount was increased to $249 thousand.

Shortly after his bond was set, Weinman was placed on suicide watch and placed on the 9th floor of the Miami-Dade jail, which is usually reserved for psychological evaluation. He was deemed "not a danger to himself or others" and was arraigned on July 6, 20092.

He was ordered to house arrest and required to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and attend court ordered counseling sessions while he awaits trial.

Legally, Tyler Weinman has been charged with 19 counts of animal cruelty, improperly disposing of the cat's bodies, and four counts of burglary connected with stealing the cats. If convicted (trial is listed as October 25, 2010 by one source, although CBS4.com Miami state the trial will be December 17, 2010), he faces over 150 years in prison.

I'm going to leave you now. Tyler's defense will be the subject of my next article. He still stresses his innocence. That article will appear on Wednesday, October 20, 2010. Please return to pictures-of-cats for the conclusion.

Tyler Weinman and his attorney, David Macey, say the truth will come out at his trial.

I invite any comments on part 1. Part 2, however, may (or may not) change your opinion of Tyler.

I personally spoke with cbs4 news Monday afternoon and Tyler is still claiming he is innocent.

Elisa

Sources:

1. http://cbs4.com/local/cat.cats.mutilated.2.1043752.html

2. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/07/06/national/main5137188.shtml

http://cbs4.com/local/cat.cats.mutilated.2.1044730.html

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Dec 21, 2010
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Charges dropped
by: Elisa

It's over. All charges were dropped a few weeks ago.


Dec 21, 2010
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fry cat and dog killers
by: Cat lover

I love cats and I hate that there are people or inhuman beings out there who do not enjoy my fuzzy freinds I wish I could aford to take care of a cat or a dog. but as thies time I cannot as far as the fienman creature fry him


Dec 12, 2010
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Weinman is GUILTY
by: Anonymous

Most of the blogs are being watched by Weinman and he comments under pseudonyms portraying himself as innocent and embelishing on details which substantiate animal attacks.

Yes the charges were dropped by the States Attorney not the District Attorney nor the Police. Yes there was no human DNA on the animals but there was also NO CANINE DNA. Yes there were puncture wounds found after necropsies but there were no DNA testing on the puncture wounds.
The states Attorney dropping these charges did a great disservice to the taxpayers of Miami. You let a seriously ill individual out on the streets.

Since we do know one fact for sure- There was absolutely no DNA found on the carcasses- Either Tyler Weinman is a serial cat killer with the potential for escalating ..or...We have some pretty smart dogs in Miami able to commit murder and clean up every trace of their DNA.

My guess is that Weinman is practicing killing and leaving no trace....why?


Dec 12, 2010
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Weinman is GUILTY
by: Anonymous

Most of the blogs are being watched by Weinman and he comments under pseudonyms portraying himself as innocent and embelishing on details which substantiate animal attacks.

Yes the charges were dropped by the States Attorney not the District Attorney nor the Police. Yes there was no human DNA on the animals but there was also NO CANINE DNA. Yes there were puncture wounds found after necropsies but there were no DNA testing on the puncture wounds.
The states Attorney dropping these charges did a great disservice to the taxpayers of Miami. You let a seriously ill individual out on the streets.

Since we do know one fact for sure- There was absolutely no DNA found on the carcasses- Either Tyler Weinman is a serial cat killer with the potential for escalating ..or...We have some pretty smart dogs in Miami able to commit murder and clean up every trace of their DNA.

My guess is that Weinman is practicing killing and leaving no trace....why?


Dec 04, 2010
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Appauled!!
by: Lynne

Why did this sick individual get away with these appauling attrocities against thes poor little cats!! This person needs to be locked up, this is not right. What has happened to the justice system??? when these crimes go totally unpunished, he needs to be punished for these sick crimes!!! I love cats!!!From a United Kingdom citizen.


Oct 20, 2010
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Thank you
by: Elisa Black-Taylor

You won't believe the trouble I had on this one because I didn't have a case number. I'll start adding that info. The state attorney's office for Miami-Dade County is in charge of this one and I'll keep everyone updated. The original trial was for Oct.25 but is not on the petabuse courtwatch so I imagine the December 17 date is correct.

I only write about a portion of the cases. Please subscribe to petabuse.com to see everything else.


Oct 20, 2010
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ways readers can help?
by: PC

When you post stories such as this one, it would be helpful if you could post contact info for local police/prosecutors so readers could write to ask for charges and strong penalties against the accused individual. Posting in the comments section may allow people to vent and share their feelings, but will not show the community support for proper punishment of animal abusers to the authorities who have the power to make take this action. Thank you for taking time to write such detailed articles.


Oct 20, 2010
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I'd like to help him on a suicide quest
by: Jan

I just nearly lose my mind when I read about things like this. Why on earth they don't lock this boy up for life is beyond me. He's another Ted Bundy in the making, but it hurts me just as much to think of the innocent animals he kills before he graduates to people.


Oct 20, 2010
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Facebook Page, 'The Snow Foxes'!
by: Anonymous

There is a page of Facebook called The Snow Foxes,I've tried to have it taken off but tono avail, it was created awhile ago, by students at Bournemouth Uni,UK, it was about their going on a ski ing trip but the the photo page with comments is about killing foxes anyway they can and posing their bodies in positions that these sick individuals thought was funny. It reminded me of how you described the fate of these cats. It strikes me that pages like The Snow Foxes, and Hunters bragging and showing off their bloodied mutilated kills, encourages sick individuals from seemingly nice backgrounds to become animal haters,which everyone knows is one step away from human haters, as most serialkillers began this way! Whatever the case, they need removing from civilised society!


Oct 20, 2010
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Sadly
by: Elisa Black-Taylor

I see 15 years served max. If he doesn't slip the system.


Oct 20, 2010
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Eye for an eye!!!!
by: Anonymous

This sick F*£k is a serial killer in the making!! The world would be a MUCH better place without him!!! Would it not be a perfect world if everything that he did to torture those poor animals could be done to him!!??? It's only fair!! Give me a scalpel, I'll be first in line to volunteer if it was legal!! Tyler HAS to die or many more will suffer during his lifetime!!! Can we at least get the death penalty!!???


Oct 20, 2010
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Ruth
by: Elisa Black-Taylor

I'm afraid to write those two. And now I have new updates of more bad cat news. I don't want to overwhelm everyone and be known for too much gloom and doom. I need to find a happy story in between


Oct 20, 2010
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To Elisa
by: Ruth

I can bet you are composing those stories right now and I and many more admire you very much for not turning your back on them.
But you do much more than your share in fighting abuse Elisa so please take care of yourself and be kind to yourself too.

Kattaddorra signature Ruth


Oct 19, 2010
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caught at least
by: kathy

At least they caught this culprit before he got any farther. All this animal cruelty makes me not want to leave my cats alone at home. You cant trust anyone especially now at Holloween time. Our Midnight is black and she has taken to sneaking out the door when someone leaves or comes in. This time of year people are extremely cruel to black cats. Or any animal for that matter. Like I said Ive lost my trust in humans a long time ago.


Oct 19, 2010
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Ruth
by: Elisa Black-Taylor

Yesterday I received word of a drunk man trying to eat 2 kittens (they're OK) and 3 decapitated kittens in Canada and don't know whether to write the stories.


Oct 19, 2010
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Cats serial killer.
by: Rudolph.A.Furtado

When a human serial killer is caught it becomes a topic of disgust and international condemnation. When pets are killed by human psychopaths then it is considered a lesser crime and sometimes even a necessary evil.
Hope, laws for human as well as pet serial killers are treated on par, although i might surely aggravate human tempers for comparing pet animals and humans on a same scale of equality.


Oct 19, 2010
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People need to know
by: Ruth

Elisa it takes a brave person to research and write about horrible happenings and what you say is right, if it upsets 100 people it's well worth that to save even one animal from a gruesome death.
Like me you'd far rather not know about things like this but again like me and like others who care too, you can't turn your back on them.
If we all did that then the abuse of animals would be even worse than it is now.
I once heard that the worst thing you can possibly imagine being done, has been done to a person or to an animal.
That's a very frightening thought !
It does seem you have more horrible goings on in your country than we do here, but I suppose that could be because your country is so much bigger and with many many more people.
Keep up the good work.It does get to you I know, I'm in 'the pits' of hopelessness at present as it's one of those weeks when it seems all bad news.

Kattaddorra signature Ruth



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