Yishun man pleads guilty to throwing cat 13 storeys to its death
A man suffering from moderate intellectual disability pleaded guilty on Tuesday (May 10) to throwing a cat to its death from the 13th storey of a Yishun HDB block.
Lee Wai Leong, 41, admitted to one charge of causing unnecessary pain or suffering to an adult male Mackerel Tabby domestic shorthair cat at about 10.30am on Oct 30 last year.
He killed the stray cat as he found it too noisy and it had entered his flat before.
Defence counsel Josephus Tan said in mitigation that his client was found by the Institute of Mental Health to be suffering from moderate intellectual disability.
Mr Tan also emphasised that his client, who is facing only one charge, was not responsible for the other cat deaths in Yishun, where at least 39 cat deaths have been reported in the area since September 2015.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Lee Zu Zhao noted the accused's mental condition and did not object to the calling of a probation suitability report.
Lee (below) is expected to be back in court on June 7.
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