Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

June 3, 2010 -

Here's a sad story for you: a 21 year old Staunton, Virginia man was arrested Monday night for killing a kitten after it accidently unplugged his videogame system. The story goes that, on Monday evening at 9:00 PM, police arrived at Bruce Jamar Walston's apartment after his girlfriend called 911. Police said, according to an eyewitness account from the man's girlfriend, that Walston "became enraged when the kitten disconnected his video game," hurling the animal into a nearby wall - in front of his girlfriend’s children.

Walston was charged with a Class 1 misdemeanor, the highest penalty available for a first time animal cruelty offense in the state of Virginia. Walston, who had been free on bond in connection with a January breaking and entering charge, was held without bond at the Middle River Regional Jail in Verona.

Debbie Caywood, director of the Augusta Regional SPCA, told the Newsleader that her organization doesn't come across physically abused animals on a regular basis, and said accounts of torturing animals "is very rare in this area as far as what we deal with."

In addition to the new charge for animal cruelty, Walston faces a "breaking and entering with the intent to commit assault" charge. Preliminary hearings on that begin June 25. This charge stems from an incident earlier this year where Walston and another individual allegedly kicked in a neighbor's door and beat the 36 old male occupant with a vacuum sweeper.

Source: Newsleader by way of Kotaku


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Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

The punishment should be rigging up some kind of machine to throw him against a wall until he dies like that kitten.

On the funny side though, imagine him being laughed at in jail by some hardcore criminals when they find out why he's in there.  "Oh you kill kittens?  You real hardcore now!"  

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

My mom used to work in a prison infirmary and she noticed that one of the best ways to get your fool a$$ beaten/killed is let it be known you A)hurt a child, they get sent to segregation for their own protection and even then get the crap beaten out of them., and usually B) hurt an innocent animal. Seems even hardened killers have standards.

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Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

I have raised my kittens to adult cats. & I love them dearly & killing a kitten over a videogame is going way too far. He needs to come down to texas & the locals will horse whip him & cow prod him w/the electric prods & take a branding iron & brand him w/a symbol.

 

 

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Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

The punishment should be that he gets to be locked in a room with any video game of his choice for 24 hours. The catch? We throw a lion in there.

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

The PETA is going to be having alot of paperwork once they hear about this.

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Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

I agree with Thad. If the phrase "video game" is mentioned in a story it seems like it gets posted. In some ways it's as bad as the regular media attaching every violent act to a video game.

However, given that it was posted, my only thought while reading the story is that this guy is scum and he should be hurled into a wall repeatedly until he dies.

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

No, what should be done is having him strapped into a frame and every bone in his body broken with a mallet over a period of time of about 216 days, starting from his toes until you finally crush his skull like a ripe watermelon.

 

And yes I DO hate people like this, I feel the same way about the cop who killed a kitten for walking on his car.

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Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

Look, I realize we live in a world where any negative story even tangentially involving video games can be blown up into a media firestorm, but...does that really mean GP has to post every negative story even tangentially involving video games?

This isn't news.  It's not political and barely involves games.  It's not something that's in any way helpful or useful to know.  It's just a rotten, depressing story, and I don't see the point in posting it.

Now, if Fox News gets ahold of the story and Bill O'Reilly spends twenty minutes gibbering about how video games make you kill kittens, that's an appropriate GP story.  Short of that, I don't see why it's up here.

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

what kind of ass hole kills a kitten SERIOSLY

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

Well, considering everytime you masturbate GOD kills a kitten, plenty of assholes.

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

That's pretty freakin' messed up.

Kitten accidentally unplugs video game. Options:

1. Plug in the game, play on.

2. Kill kitten, get arrested.

I think you'd have to be a complete nutcase to choose #2.

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

 3. grab a camera and make adorable "lolcatz" picture

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

Someone who deserves the rath of PETA ten fold.

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

Meh,if PETA had the kitten they would've probably killed it anyway and then tossed it in their huge walk-in freezer or in a dumpster behind a 7/11.

 

Re: Virginia Man Kills Kitten Over Videogame

Someone who is violent, has proven to be violent in the past, and will continue to be violent until they recognize the futility of being violent and change their ways.

Like the guy in the article.

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