JOLIET, Ill. (CN) – A man admitted he cut the throat of his brother’s cat in a jealous rage after he found out his brother had an affair with his fiancée.
Sean Mulcahy, 31, of Homer Glen, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of animal cruelty.
Prosecutors asked for a 3-month jail sentence, but a Will County judge sentenced him to 30 months of probation and 150 hours of community service.
Mulcahy cannot own a pet while he’s on probation.
Police say Mulcahy killed the cat and sent his brother of photo of his dead pet with a text message: “This is what you are doing to me.”
A spokesman for the Will County state’s attorney told The Associated Press that Mulcahy was “enraged and intoxicated” at the time of the August attack.