Jalan Isaac Greer, 24, of Speedy Metropolis, S.D., entered what’s referred to as an Alford plea, which means he didn’t take duty however agreed a jury may discover him responsible based mostly on the proof.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing listening to was set for Monday, Nov. 20, in Clay County District Courtroom. The remaining counts towards Greer are to be dismissed at sentencing.
The utmost sentence for the cost is 2 years behind bars, however prosecutor Pam Harris stated the precise most will in all probability be one thing lower than a yr, given Greer’s possible felony historical past rating.
Based on courtroom paperwork filed with the fees:
Police have been referred to as to Greer’s south Moorhead condominium on Jan. 19 on a report that a cat might be heard crying and making sounds prefer it was preventing for its life.
Officers discovered a lifeless cat on the ground of Greer’s condo.
Greer initially informed police he introduced the cat, named Oreo, residence and it instantly died. He later informed police he might have squeezed the cat more durable than he ought to have.
The cost Greer pleaded responsible to concerned Oreo.
Greer additionally informed police one other cat died whereas he was petting it and that he might have been hanging onto the cat’s neck too tightly.
A feminine witness informed police a few third cat, named Smokey, that allegedly died whereas in Greer’s care. The witness stated Greer informed her the cat died after a small towel rod fell on it, and she or he stated Greer despatched her a photograph displaying the lifeless cat mendacity on a toilet flooring with a towel rod throughout its chest.
When police requested Greer why he had killed three cats, he answered that he was afraid of cats and should have killed them whereas he was blacked out, courtroom paperwork said.