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Posted at 8:23 AM ET, 06/ 3/2010

Police: Man throws, kills girlfriend's kitten

By Mike McPhate
Bruce Walston.

A Staunton man picked up his girlfriend’s black-haired kitten and hurled it against a wall, killing it, after the creature disconnected a video game he was playing, police said.

At least one of the woman’s daughters was present during the incident on Monday. The girlfriend called police to the home who found the kitten’s body on the apartment’s porch.

Authorities, at first, released Bruce Walston, 21, with a summons to appear in court on an animal cruelty charge. He then became “disorderly” and was taken into custody, Lisa Klein, a Staunton police spokeswoman, said.

Walston has been charged with animal cruelty and disorderly conduct. He was being held at Middle River Regional Jail in Staunton.

See the arrest report at The Smoking Gun.

-- Mike McPhate

By Mike McPhate  | June 3, 2010; 8:23 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  | Tags:  animal cruelty, kitten, staunton  
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Clearly he suffers from some kind of brain deficiency beside the fact he is also a jerk.

Posted by: ioweioweoff2workigo | June 3, 2010 9:47 AM | Report abuse

Someone should throw his ignorant ass up against a wall. At least she had the decency to call the po-po....

Posted by: donnabee1 | June 3, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Another protoplasmic error we can live without- I agree that someone should slam this thug into the wall till he dies- wonder if Michael Vick is available...

Posted by: lsf07 | June 3, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

Throw his video game system up against the wall and ban him for life from ever again having a video game. Too many grown men spend time they should be spending with their children...or working, sitting around playing video games.

Posted by: Its_the_Truth_Anyhow | June 3, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Why not throw this jack@ss up against the wall and save the taxpayer a lot of time, trouble, and money. This organism is a complete waste of space and air.

Posted by: panamajack | June 3, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

yes, he, like Vick has no values, and really is a waste of society's money. When someone does somethink like this they should be jailed for a long time. If they do it again they should be sentenced to death. Why spend 24K a year harboring someone like this? How can this possibly make sense?

Posted by: jackson641 | June 3, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Hope he gets killed is prison, human garbage.

Posted by: kenk3 | June 3, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Bet he's a drug baby; probably crack.

Posted by: kahlua87 | June 3, 2010 12:06 PM | Report abuse wrong...poor kitten. I agree he will be a major waste of space and tax money...make him pay by cleaning litter boxes for the rest of his life. I just hope thats the only violence that that family and children have seen from him.

Posted by: dani2128 | June 3, 2010 12:38 PM | Report abuse

He looks mentally deficient.

Posted by: case50 | June 3, 2010 1:13 PM | Report abuse

Death penalty for this guy please. He looks useless and people who kill over video games are probably going to offer ZERO contribution to society.

Sick man. I hope he gets beaten in jail for this.

Posted by: FiatBooks | June 3, 2010 2:01 PM | Report abuse

WTF is wrong with some of you people. Summary death for killing a kitten? Hyberbole is one thing, but this kind of talk from Americans? We established this country so people like that could not accuse, jail and execute you for whatever reason they think necessary (think witch trials). Yes. He is a a$$h@le extrordinare and a cruel and warped individual. He is deserving of some type of punishment. It just disturbs me too see regular (I suppose) people act out their own violent fantasies in these blogs. How are you any better than he?

Posted by: skipfrmdc | June 3, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse wrong...poor kitten. I agree he will be a major waste of space and tax money...make him pay by cleaning litter boxes for the rest of his life. I just hope thats the only violence that that family and children have seen from him.

Posted by: dlkingsbury | June 3, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Today the kitten, tomorrow the baby...
The punk has no conscience.

Posted by: donnabee1 | June 3, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

At least this happened in VA. The Confederacy's one redeeming trait; criminals are actually punished.

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | June 3, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

By the looks of the chump it looks like he was thrown into a wall few times in his life.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | June 3, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse

This man needs psychological intervention (as well as appropriate criminal punishment) - ASAP. It is well known among experts in the field that such cruelty to animals is all too often the precursor of physical abuse to humans. The girlfriend needs to get her children and herself away from him, and stay away.

Posted by: nan_lynn | June 3, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Coolio's son needs to get his life together.

Posted by: kenk3 | June 3, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Sure, the Guy is messed up; duh; but did you know that Cats torture birds and other small animals, just for Sport - not for food; ie Cats practice cruelty routinely...

Posted by: georgesilver15 | June 3, 2010 9:30 PM | Report abuse

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