Deputy: Alleged Cat Eater Had Carcass in Kitchen

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) - Kern County investigators say the man
arrested for allegedly preparing and eating cats was found with a
headless carcass in his kitchen sink.

Investigators are releasing new details about the bizarre case, including reports from a neighbor who reported seeing Jason Wilmert
decapitate a cat in his backyard.

The neighbor called deputies, who were told by other neighbors that they had heard the sounds of cats screaming coming from the 35-year-old's home in the Bakersfield suburb of Oildale.

Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt says a deputy looking into the backyard saw a cat's head on the ground. When Wilmet came out, they arrested him. Inside the house, investigators say they found the cat's carcass as if it were being prepped for cooking.

Wilmet is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on misdemeanor animal
cruelty charges and possession of a pet for food.

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