Edmonton man pleads guilty to torturing and killing cat

The Edmonton Law Courts, housing provincial courts, family courts, the Court of Appeal and Court of...

The Edmonton Law Courts, housing provincial courts, family courts, the Court of Appeal and Court of Queen's Bench, is seen in downtown Edmonton, June 9, 2014. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

Tony Blais, QMI Agency

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An Edmonton man admitted in court Friday to stealing a cat, stabbing it to death with knives and scissors, and then cutting it into parts to "cook it up" and eat it. Zachary Allen McKinnon, 19, pleaded guilty in Provincial Court to theft and animal cruelty. Crown prosecutor Christian Lim called it an "extremely disturbing" and "shocking" case that involved "torture." Court heard police and firefighters came upon the grisly cat mutilation-killing after responding to the scene of a small fire in the Mill Creek Ravine between Kassa Road and 35 Avenue, about 6 p.m. on Feb. 13.

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