Miami-Dade Cats Found Mutilated, Gutted and Posed: Part 2

by Elisa Black-Taylor
(USA)

Tyler Weinman: Cat killer or not?

Tyler Weinman: Cat killer or not?

Please see part one if you have come straight to this page.

Tyler Weinman, accused cat killer, will soon be coming to trial for the alleged murder of two dozen cats (give or take a few). Today I will give details which Tyler says will soon make him a free man. Either our legal system has gone very off course, or Tyler has the sweetest face since executed serial killer Ted Bundy.

For full affadavit, please see href="http://tylerweinman.com/affidavit.pdf (this webpage was deleted some time ago it appears), a PDF file. This PDF has VERY GRAPHIC CONTENT. The affidavit explains the manner in which the cats were killed, along with the fact that due to the lack of blood, they were killed elsewhere. It also notes that when Tyler stayed with his father and was deprived the use of his black Honda, the cat killings moved north closer to his father's residence.

The defense stresses there is no physical evidence whatsoever tying Weinman to the crime. No DNA from any of the cats was found on any of the instruments in his possession. Weinman was signed up for a dissection class at his high school. Tyler admitted he attended the only school in the area (Palmetto Senior High School) to import cats from Mexico for dissection and said that the dissection class explained the presence of the knives.

He even commented on the sound a cat makes as the fur is being torn from the hide.

But no DNA.

According to court documents, police did remove box cutters, knives, hypodermic needles and a metal dental tool from Weinman's possession. Some of the knives were "hidden" in the walls. They also took an iPod, computer equipment, shoes and typed directions on a piece of paper. Heinman's attorney David Macey argued that the items, which were taken from Weinman and his parents, prove nothing. Box cutters and knives are common instruments and Tyler's dad is a dentist. Macey also stated the police "bulldozed" through the house taking objects unrelated to the crimes.

Macey has also asked Judge John Thornton to return items taken from the Weinman home, including his father's business checks, which have no bearing on the case1.

Staff doctors working for the Dade County Police Department did state that Tyler Weinman exhibited behavior symptomatic of conduct disorder which in an adult would be considered sociopathic. Yet a judge said he wasn't a danger to himself or to others and put him under house arrest. So who should we believe?2

There are no eyewitnesses, insists Tyler. However, on May 14 and May 15, 2009, investigators and police encountered him in the area of the cat killings. On the first encounter he was walking and on the second he was skateboarding. Weinman laughed when police told him of the killings, and even suggested the cats would have to be sedated or poisoned before the dissection took place.

There is a Facebook page titled "Tyler Weinman Did Not Kill 19 Cats" in which Tyler stresses that wild pit bulls in the area committed the crimes.

Tyler claims to be the victim of a police department looking for anyone to pin the crimes on. With Weinman's troubled childhood, he still insists he was an excellent choice.

On one occasion an officer noticed scratches on Tyler's neck and shoulders, which Tyler explained he received while feeding a stray cat in the neighborhood. He was "nice" enough to allow the officers to photograph said scratches.

Yet other than the police, he insists there are no eyewitnesses and believes the police are using him as a scapegoat. This statement was made despite the fact that a court ordered tracking device placed on his car put him in the same block where a cat was found murdered that day.

The tracking device on his car also showed that he returned to an area three blocks from the crime scene and a black car similar to Weinman's Honda was seen by an unnamed witness.

Anyone reading the media reports concerning the cat slayings would likely believe Tyler Weinman guilty. There is NO written confession or videotaped confession professing his guilt. Weinman has stated since the beginning that he is innocent of all charges.

Tyler's family has suggested the public study a source called The Innocence Project in proclaiming his innocence. Basically the project information states how often mistakes are made in our American justice system and an innocent person is sent to prison for life3.

If some horrible miscarriage of justice has been made, one young man's life has literally been destroyed even prior to the trial. His name and his family's name has been in the headlines for over a year now.

The police who investigated the case are confident a conviction can be made on what they've gathered-WITHOUT DNA.

This has so far been a very complicated case with new developments around every corner. I, like my readers, will have to watch and wait to see how justice is served.

Since I've presented his side of the story, I'd now like to go back in and ask several questions of Tyler Weinman.

1. Why did the tracking device on your car place you in the area and before that the police placed you there?

2. Why were knives hidden behind the walls in your bedroom? An innocent person doesn't store their knives behind a wall.

3. Why did you have scratches on your neck and shoulders? Everyone knows a frightened cat will run away from the person they're afraid of-NOT climb them. Cats being held against their will DO climb in an attempt to escape.

4. Since when do pit bulls know how to skin a cat in a set pattern and place said cat in posed positions?

5. Why did area where the crimes too place change to the area where your father resides while you were staying with him?

6. Does your dad own a dental tool sterilization machine that could have eliminated all traces of DNA?

7. Why were you later placed at one of the crime scenes. Innocent people usually avoid crime scenes, don't they?

8. Were the hypodermic needles found used to sedate the cats? Just asking...

9. You say there was never a witness to any of the killings. A previously killed cat could have been posed and left where the killer wanted it found in a matter of seconds.

These are the same questions the district attorney will be asking. Cases were proven before DNA came into existence.

My biggest question isn't directed to Tyler, but to the judge who released him after the court appointed physician diagnosed him with conduct disorder and sociopathic tendencies. Given Tyler's history, he may not have been a threat to himself, but I'd hate to walk the streets near his home. A monitoring system isn't going to stop someone from breaking the law. Especially someone diagnosed with sociopathic tendencies.

Please remember most serial killers practiced on animals before moving on to human victims.

Perhaps Tyler will be found innocent. Perhaps not. The law states to be found guilty there can be no reasonable doubt. The jury must be absolutely certain he committed the crime based on the evidence presented.

What do the readers think?

Elisa

Best source I've found for updates is at http://cbs4.com/local/

Referenced sources:

1. http://cbs4.com/local/tyler.weinman.cat.2.1073153.html.

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Nov 08, 2011
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Tyler and Dad
by: Anonymous

Take a look at some of these links about Tyler Weinman and his dad:

as well as this one


Aug 28, 2011
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questions and coments
by: Anonymous

why did the police tag his care in the first place?
was there other people that regularly went from one area to the other?
the family is usually either the last to know or they deny what they know.
its called love
im only going by what is allowed over here but if the your police got the permission to tag a car they must have had enough evidence to get the go ahead.
the information on the internet doesnot really give us the outcome


Nov 02, 2010
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String him up
by: Thai

When are USA lawmakers going to wake up to the real world!!

Animals being skinned, mutlilated, painfully let for dead..We in the UK are watching the USA closely to see what happens. Believe you me we will be fighting for change to make the US like the UK...where death threats and the need for escorts home are how bad it gets it you hurt an animal.

Send this monster here...Let us Brits deal with him...no guns here its pure slow death if your caught! and he'd be found quickly before being found almost dead.

Jury's should understand...animals are equal to humans and whats betting the jury was made up of minmum animal supporters.


Nov 02, 2010
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HE IS GUILTY !!!
by: Cj

This prick bastard is GUILTY !! There is TOO MUCH linked evidence and time frames and other things !!
Just cant be coincedence !!!
This brat is a JR Ted Bundy, and if he is not stopped now he will start killing humans !!


Oct 21, 2010
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See
by: Elisa Black-Taylor

I can't even spell STORY!


Oct 20, 2010
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tomorrow's sryto
by: Elisa Black-Taylor

Found someone worse than him. Just snnerubmitted the story of the man who wanted kittens for d


Oct 20, 2010
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No chance to rehabilitate him
by: Scully

This story horrified me. I haven't even gone in to read the details and see the pictures provided here, because the regular news stories were disturbing enough for me. There may not be DNA evidence but as someone pointed out earlier, he could have sterilized the instruments. Just that smug look on his face is enough to convince me of his guilt. If you were in that deep trouble and were innocent, you'd have a much more worried/angry/frightened look on your face. Not a happy, calm smirk. I have no doubt he did it. There is enough circumstantial evidence here and I hope the D.A. gets more. Shame on the judge for letting him go to school. He should have been kept locked up. He is a sociopath and his behavior is going to lead to killing humans. Sociopaths can't be rehabilitated. They are a danger to society. I don't believe in murder or killing but if I had a gun and a clear shot of him coming out of that courthouse he would be a goner. I know it is shocking to hear that, but think of all the countless animals and people who would be saved. I hopes someone does it.


Oct 20, 2010
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Protecting your pets
by: Jan

For all I would like to see this man castrated and skinned alive himself, I still have to say that if you care about your cat, you have to keep it inside. In this day and time, you don't let small children play outside unattended either. It's just the way things are. If your pet is not afraid of strangers, you are inviting tragedy when you let it roam. And even if it is wary of other humans, you never know when a fox, coyote, or even a dog can get loose and end its life.

Has anyone else noticed that Florida seems to be rife with this kind of thing now...moreso than other places? All these small children that are being murdered by their mothers or step-parents. It almost seems like there is some kind of murderous poison in their water or something....


Oct 20, 2010
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Transcripts
by: Elisa Black-Taylor

Go into the transcripts and read how euphoric he gets when describing what it's like to dice up a cat.

What's bad is I need to write the stories about the drunk man about to eat 2 kittens and the 3 decapitated black kittens in Canada and I don't want to put people through any more just yet.


Oct 20, 2010
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Mutilated and Gutted Miami -Dade cats
by: Meowwie

Even the most innocent-looking and seeming person can be a heinous killer. Don't let his boyish looks and innocent grin fool you. I am not saying he is guilty, but given the evidence and the circumstance, it looks more than likely.
He should have intensive, extensive psychiatric attention immediately, and serve a jail sentence, as well as closely supervise community service.
He is young, but not young enough that he doesnt know right from wrong.
He and his cohorts bear watching VERY closely for a LONG time to come.


Oct 20, 2010
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Smug bastard!
by: Anonymous

I'd wipe that smug smirk off this little punks face!!!!


Oct 20, 2010
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Smug bastard!
by: Anonymous

I'd wipe that smug smirk off this little punks face!!!!


Oct 20, 2010
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Disection class
by: Janie

This boy happened to have been in a class that preformed dissections on cats. He also told the please how the cat would need to have been sedated or poisoned prior to dissection-- hmmmm sounds very informed and I imagine some of his friends( if he has any) have noticed he is odd or likes to talk about odd or macabre subjects... Just a guess.


Oct 20, 2010
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Only 1
by: Elisa Black-Taylor

What scares me is only 1 juror has to believe him and you end up with a hung jury and they have to start all over, which puts him free for about 3 more years.

So unfortunately what any of us think matters little in the end.

I write of all the gloom and doom as a warning. If I can help keep one cat owner from allowing their cat to roam free unaware of the danger I've done my job.

October is especially dangerous


Oct 20, 2010
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Not sure
by: Michael

Thanks for this article, Elisa. The state prosecutors wouldn't bring the case to court unless the evidence was good enough to pass the test for a conviction.

But that is not a science so it may fail. My gut feel, for what it is worth, is that he is guilty but a gut feel is not a good way of deciding!

For me the sweet, fresh, "normal" face is a factor that weighs against him - strangely. I can see him doing this but that is probably my prejudices showing!

There seems to be lots of circumstantial evidence which when pieced together point to Weinman. That is enough sometimes.

Your questions are spot on I think. Weinman has very poor reasons in defence of the evidence. For example, the scratches on the shoulders. You don't get those feeding a cat. That can only happen when trying to stop a terrified cat that is trying to escape.

He's guilty........:)

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