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San Jose Cat Killer Gets the Maximum Sentence for Killing 21 Cats

Angel, Gogo, Rayden, Thumper, Jupiter, Traveler, Babe, Ichigo, Tiger, Orange Tabby Doe and “Does” 1 through 11. Santa Clara County Judge Sharon Chatman read the names of each one of 26-year-old Robert Farmer’s feline victims out loud in court as she handed a cat killer the maximum sentence possible.

Judge Chatman said that Farmer was “a danger to the community” and sentenced him to 16 years in jail for killing and torturing cats that he snatched from a San Jose neighborhood. He was also ordered to stay away from the Cambrian Park neighborhood where he took the cats and he is not allowed to own or care for any animal for 10 years.

During his trial, Deputy District Attorney Alexandra Ellis said:

“Robert Farmer is a danger to society. For two months, the Defendant terrorized a community, intentionally inflicted multiple acts of violence on vulnerable living creatures, killed multiple animals, battered a person, and caused extreme anguish to dozens of families whose beloved pets went missing, were found injured, or dead.”

According to court documents, cats first started disappearing around September 2015. Security camera footage captured Farmer luring and grabbing a 17-year-old cat named GoGo from a woman’s front porch. That cat was never found. Farmer was arrested the following month when police found him sleeping in a car. San Jose police found an unidentified orange tabby dead in the car, along with cat collars, fur, and numerous bloodstains.



  1. Ginny

    Jul 18, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    Sick piece of shit. Shouldn’t be allowed to own an animal again EVER Judge!!! Wait till his fellow inmates find out he’s in the slammer for killing cats. Karma will be a bitch 😀

  2. Col. K.D. Frazier

    Jul 18, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I’d like to take a splintery baseball bat, wrapped in barb wire and shove it up his …. Well; you get the idea … THEN: let him serve his FULL 16 years with NO parole whatsoever … Hopefully, the boys in the shower will get him each and every day as well as “Bubba” at night ” ……

  3. Buzzie

    Jul 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    fucking piece of monkey shit i hope they rape him over and over again in prison and if he gets stictched up rape his ass again make his 16 years full of pain~! and suffering bad~! what an asshole thank you judge for the sentence but not long enough~!

  4. Bridget Monto

    Jul 19, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Judge Chatman you did a great thing. That boy is a sociopath he has all the prerequisites and will need watching over if he makes it out of prison in one piece. I have a feeling that may be hard for him to do!

  5. osmara melendez

    Jul 19, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    they should had given him 1 year per cat he killed. Make it 20 plus. I am doing my “happy dance” Wish he has a very good time in jail!!! You sicko!!!!!

  6. Alix Thomas

    Jul 19, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    He should be banned from caring for or own a pet for life! And the maximum sentence for torturing and killing animals should be much longer! Enjoying the suffering of animals is a bad enough crime on its own, but it is also often something which people who eventually become serial killers do. It will never be safe for this man to be in society.

  7. Blanch

    Jul 20, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Wish people got this enraged over abortion

  8. Marcia Scott

    Jul 21, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Thank you Judge. You did stand up,for the families suffering and the living breathing creatures, that deeply love us as we love them,For that you are really great person.

  9. Russell G Nowaczewski

    Oct 20, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    NEWS FLASH, a piece of work like this will not be any better in 16yrs, when he gets out (if) he’ll work his way up the food chain kids and women will be his next targets

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