published Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Tennessee man sentenced in killings of kittens

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    Aaron Kunak, 22, above, listens to the judge before his case was postponed to May 9. PHOTO BY AMY SMOTHERMAN-BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL

A Sevierville man who police say brutally killed four 2-day-old kittens was sentenced to 6½ months in jail this week after pleading guilty to four counts of animal cruelty.

Aaron Kunak, 22, received credit for the time he served in the Sevier County Jail while awaiting his court date, but must also finish out a four-year probation sentence for the April 2010 incident in which he and three other people — including two juveniles — committed the crimes.

During Kunak's sentencing hearing Tuesday, Sevier County Circuit Court Judge Richard Vance also ordered a mental evaluation and prohibited Kunak from having pets, authorities said.

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nebrakadesra said...

Well in that case, Wildman, it must be totally okay to do what he did! Whew!

July 21, 2011 at 2:45 p.m.
dao1980 said...

Whew!... ha, not totally ok, actually pretty terrible.

BUT! Getting run over by a car is quite "brutal" as well.

You gonna spend taxpayer dollar in court chasing that circumstance down?

July 21, 2011 at 3:31 p.m.
gmomma said...

Wow! Are these boys so bored, unloved and tortured in their souls that they feel the need to turn their rage on innocent kittens? Keep your eyes open and your kids close because they will be next.

July 21, 2011 at 3:32 p.m.
bigbearzzz said...

And Casey Anthony got off scott free!!!! Are you friggin kidding me?!?!?!

July 21, 2011 at 4:48 p.m.
moonpie said...

wildman, you are not endangered, either....

July 21, 2011 at 10:26 p.m.
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