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Accused Cat Killer Sure Knew a Lot About Dissecting Cats

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What better way to start off your post-holiday week than getting some gruesome new details in the case of alleged serial cat killer Tyler Weinman?

After weeks of local media fighting for its release, the arrest affidavit for the case is finally available.

Police had their eyes on Weinman for some time and first made contact with him May 15. They found a cutting instrument outside his car and arrested the 18-year-old for marijuana possession. Then they had a conversation in which Weinman enthusiastically discussed cat dissection techniques he learned as a student at Miami Palmetto Senior High School. He talked about a unique "tearing sound" made when one cuts into a cat and noted that schools must buy cats from Mexico for classroom dissection purposes. He also showed off scratches he claimed he got from feeding stray cats.

When cops warned him to keep his own cats inside, Weinman just laughed.

They also report he was spotted wearing all-black clothing and a backpack while riding a skateboard near the scene of one of the killings, and a tracker on his car places him at the scene of others.

Details of the killings were also released. Some cats were decapitated; others had their groins mutilated.

[CBS12: Accused cat killer arraigned - grisly details released]

[Herald: Cops: Suspect in South Miami-Dade cat killings detailed how to dissect felines]

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