Twenty-five year old Yuxin Zhuang is an engineering student at the University of Alabama. On Facebook there are calls for him to be expelled from the university after he was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, a Class C felony after he allegedly confessed to shooting cats with a 0.22 caliber air rifle. He said he shot them because he’d been bitten by an unrelated kitten some time ago.
Court documents tell us that he shot a local businessman’s cat, Mittens with the rifle earlier this month. The cat ran home and died at his home. 0.22 caliber air rifles have a range of around 50 meters. Zhuang allegedly told police officers that he had shot several cats in the area.
Tuscaloosa City Councilman Kip Tyner called Zhuang a “serial cat killer” on his personal Facebook page. He believes that he is connected to more cat deaths. Perhaps more than he has confessed to. Further charges may be forthcoming.
The police posted about the arrest on their FB page:
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Comment: Extraordinary that he could do this. Comments on Facebook express the same incredulity. They want him expelled and to leave Tuscaloosa. Educated people are less prone to cat cruelty of this nature. He seems to be a sociopath or psychopath.