B.C. man who killed partner's kitten with selfie stick gets suspended sentence
The offence occurred in October 2019 while Mack Jones Aleck and his partner were seated side by side in her apartment. A young orange kitten that had been acquired from a friend of Aleck was also in the suite.We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Try refreshing your browser, ortap here to see other videos from our team.
In his ruling on the case, provincial court judge Parker MacCarthy noted that the kitten, estimated to be three to five weeks old, was described as being “tiny” and the “runt of the family,” which he took to mean the runt of the litter.
Aleck used the selfie stick, a light metal pole about two feet long but topped with an attached heavier metal head designed to hold a camera, to strike the kitten three times on the head.
After the attack, there was no sign of life from the kitten. Aleck’s partner testified that Aleck picked up the kitten and took it into the bathroom where he tried unsuccessfully to revive it. Aleck then disposed of the dead kitten in the garbage bins behind the apartment.