Florida Cat Killer Enjoyed It

07 Jul

The disclaimer: Tyler Hayes Weinman has not been convicted of anything.


That said, he is, at best, an odd young man and, at worst, a sociopath serial killer in the making. When asked how cats can be captured, he responded, “They have to be either tranquilized or poisoned.” Hmm. Around our house the sound of opener contacting can gets a response every time. From anywhere, asleep or not.

Much more disturbing, he told police that the “tearing sound” made when skin is ripped from a cat’s body is exciting. Really? Wonder how he knows that? At least some cats he had contact with fought back, since he had cat scratches on his arm and back. Part of me, hell most of me, really likes that.

Miami Herald



2 responses to “Florida Cat Killer Enjoyed It

  1. Neil Plakcy

    July 8, 2009 at 7:18 am

    The article once again points out that he “honed” his skills in a public school classroom where he was taught how to dissect cats. He indicated that all his comments about how they looked inside, the sounds that they made when being cut open, and so on, were based on his experience.

    There is a growing controversy over this– the Miami schools still let kids practice dissection on companion animals while the Ft. Lauderdale schools stopped this practice years ago.


    • D.P. Lyle, MD

      July 8, 2009 at 1:29 pm

      As I said before, not sure I believe a connection is in play here. This is just a sick kid, I believe. I dissected cats in HS and so did all my friends and I don’t any of them as serial killers. I could be wrong about a couple of them though.



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