Teen Suspect Arrested in Fla. Cat Killings
Murders spawned 1,000-member Facebook group
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2009 5:00 PM CDT
Alicia Glatzer holds a family photo of one her cats, Sarah, Tuesday, June 9, 2009 in her south Miami home. Sarah is one of many cats that has been killed in the area.   (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
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(Newser) – Miami police arrested a teenager today in connection with a high-profile series of cat-killings, the Miami Herald reports. Accused of mutilating and killing more than a dozen cats, Tyler Hayes Weinman, 18, was charged with animal cruelty, improperly disposing of an animal body, and burglary. Residents alerted police to Weinman, whose divorced parents live in the two areas where cat murders occurred.

"Horrific and unspeakable slaughterings of many of their beloved feline pets" have put residents "on edge," the state attorney said. “I sincerely hope that with his arrest, the residents will feel relieved and their cats will be safe once again." Weinman had even joined a 1,000-member Facebook group called "Catch the Cat Killer!"