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Wis. Man Gets Community Service For Killing Cats

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — A South Milwaukee man convicted of killing his mother-in-law’s cats has been sentenced to 120 hours of community service.

A judge on Friday also barred 26-year-old Payne R. Kaddatz from caring for or owning any pets.

Prosecutors say Omro police found two dead cats in a cardboard box in a trash bin May 20.

Kaddatz initially told police he found the cats dead. The criminal complaint says he later told investigators he killed them.

He says the cats belonged to his mother-in-law. He says one was old and the other had cancer.

According to an Oshkosh Northwestern report, he told his mother-in-law he was taking the cats to a rescue farm, but instead he wrapped them in a towel and struck them in the head with a wooden piece.

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