A 71-year-old man was prosecuted by the Arras Criminal Court (Pas-de-Calais) on Tuesday 8 November 2022, reports 20 minutes . He is suspected of killing his neighbours’ cat with his rifle at the end of March in the Penin. According to The voice of the Nordics relations between the neighbors quickly deteriorated due to the animals owned by the suspect, a former farmer.
“I would kill this beast”
The owners of the cat mentioned “permanent provocation” from his side. He would have voluntarily installed his animals several times near their terrace. During the hearing, the pensioner admitted the facts. “I wanted to kill this beast. I thought it was a ferret or badger that attacked my henhouse”he said, quoted by the daily.
The state attorney believed that the shooting was intentional and requested a three-month suspended sentence against the defendant. He also demanded the confiscation of his five seized weapons, the revocation of his hunting license and a ban on possessing a weapon for three years. The court should deliver its verdict on December 13, clarifies The voice of the Nordics.