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Police: Man Forced Girl to Kill Pet Cat

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A man was jailed Thursday on charges he forced his 7-year-old daughter to kill the family cat by holding a knife in her hand and making her stab the pet.

Danield J. Collins, 39, told his children during a visit to his home on Sunday that he wanted them to "learn how to kill" and gave his 11-year-old son a knife to do it, according to an affidavit filed in the case.

The boy tried to save the cat by hiding it under a sofa bed and putting ketchup on a knife when Collins went to the bathroom. But when the father realized the cat was not dead, he forced his daughter to hold the knife and then held her hand tightly as he drove the knife into the animal, Muncie police Detective Jami Brown said.

Police said Collins stabbed and strangled the cat himself, and told his son to throw the dead pet in the trash. Officers retrieved the carcass to be used as evidence.

The children told family members on Monday, the day after the alleged killing, according to the affidavit. The children told police their father was drunk when they arrived at his home and that he's a different person when he's drunk, it said. The siblings live with their grandparents.

Collins was being held in the Delaware County Jail on $40,000 bond. He's charged with one count each of animal cruelty and battery and two counts of neglect of a dependent. The battery charge alleges the girl was injured because Collins held her hand so hard that her hand ached.

The jail had no record of an attorney representing Collins and there were no published phone listings for him in Muncie.

Muncie police Detective Jami Brown said the case was particularly troubling because Collins involved his children in killing the cat, an 8-month-old tuxedo type-cat named Boots.

"I've been doing investigations for 10 years and this is really bothering me," the detective said.

Things like this make me loathe and despise the human race.  People like this should never have even been born.  Ugh, this made me want to throw up.  Oooh, but hey, ION... I get to leave work on time!  Later, skaterz!



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Mar. 14th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
people fucking SUCK. I want to secede from humanity.
Mar. 15th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
Mar. 14th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
I couldn't even read past the first paragraph. People like that make me ashamed to share the same species with them. I hope that poor girl is getting the right therapy and her father should rot in prison.
Mar. 15th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
Mar. 14th, 2008 11:42 pm (UTC)
That's just disturbing.
Mar. 15th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
I was horrified.
Mar. 14th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
The problem
With the father never being born is that the kids also then would not have been born. Sadly they needed his genes to be alive and its not their fault the father is crazy
Mar. 14th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
I hate people too.

He better get everything he deserves and more.
Mar. 15th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
Animals are just a prerequisite for people. What's next, his own children? I hope they never have to see him again.
Mar. 15th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
Hopefully, this level of Crazy Town will be documented on his record so that he'll pretty much have issues getting the court to take him serious on any appeals for parental privileges. I'm also thinking Big Bubba on Cellblock C will not be pleased with this either.
Mar. 15th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
Let's hope not!
Mar. 15th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
I have to keep some faith in the justice system...somehow.
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