Sign: Carlos Perez Assaulted Woman, Burned Kitten On Stove And With Lighter Before Killing In Microwave

Published: October 26, 2023 at 04:25 PM Author: PENNY EIMS

Fargo, North Dakota – A man in Fargo is accused of a despicable act of cruelty that left an innocent kitten dead and a woman battered. Fargo police have identified Carlos Perez as the man responsible for the torturous death of a kitten and the terrorization and abuse of a woman on September 3, 2023.

The accusations against Perez are damning and the details are disturbing and difficult to comprehend. Records reveal that the violence began because Perez was angry that the woman was at work later than expected.

His anger resulted in Perez slapping the woman’s face and attempting to lock her in a closet. What Perez did to the victim’s kitten is unconscionable.

Valley News Live recounts the horrifying details:

The woman said Perez became upset when she didn’t come home at a time that he deemed appropriate, and he took a picture holding her cat on the burner of a stove. According to court documents, Perez took the same kitten into the bathroom and hit it over the head with a speaker. The kitten started to have a seizure, so he tried to choke it, according to the victim’s statements. She told officers that when Perez wasn’t able to kill the kitten, he burned the kitten’s paw with a lighter and placed it in the microwave, eventually killing it.

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The victim told the authorities that Perez threw the kitten in a dumpster and warned her that it would “happen to her next.” According to the victim, Perez has assaulted her before. She told the authorities that one incident involved her being punched in the face and the other included an injury requiring stitches after she was slashed with a knife.

Perez was arrested and charged with felony counts of aggravated assault, terrorizing, and animal cruelty, as well as two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence and one misdemeanor count of interference with an emergency call.

If you are appalled by Carlos Perez’s actions on September 3, please add your name to the petition today. This man is dangerous and must be punished for his crimes. Perez needs to be behind bars for as long as legally possible!

We the undersigned demand that Carlos Perez be held accountable for his violent behavior, resulting in injuries to a woman, and the death of an innocent kitten. We want this man to receive the maximum punishment allowable by law for each and every charge. If people who commit animal cruelty crimes are not punished, they are likely to re-offend.  This petition acts as our collective endorsement for the maximum penalty allowed by law. 

Carlos Perez

Individuals are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.


Valley News Live

VICTORY! June 2024: Animal Victory is thrilled to announce that Carlos Perez was sentenced on June 10 after pleading guilty to three Class 3 felonies. Perez was sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated domestic assault and terrorizing. The prison terms for each of those charges will be served concurrently. He received an additional three years in prison for animal cruelty for beating and killing a kitten. “This was pure torture,” prosecutor Katie Nechiporenko said of Perez killing the cat. Animal Victory thanks everyone who signed the petition, helping us fight for justice!

Update 4/8/2024: Animal Victory sent petition with updated signatures to the judge and DA. 

Update 3/22/2024: Carlos Perez has a pretrial conference on 6/10/2023 at 10:30 a.m. and a felony jury trial at 9:00 a.m. Both in front of Judicial Officer Cherie L. Clark, Cass County Courthouse, 211 9th St S, Fargo, ND 58103

Update 3/18/2024: On March 14, Carlos Perez had a Felony Dispositional Hearing. Perez has been charged with: 

1. Aggravated Assault, dangerous weapon or other weapon, adult victim, domestic violence – Felony C

2. Animal Cruelty – Felony C

3. Terrorizing adult victim – DV – Felony C

4. Domestic violence, bodily injury – Misdemeanor B

5. Interference with telephone during emergency call – knowing or reckless – Misdemeanor A

6. Domestic violence – bodily injury – Misdemeanor B

Update 11/28/2023:

 The Court Schedule is as follows:

12/28/2023 Prelim at 1:30 pm

2/07/2024 Felony disposition conference at 10:30 am

Update 11/20/23: Animal Victory sent the petition to the attorney and judge.

Sign: Carlos Perez Assaulted Woman, Burned Kitten On Stove And With Lighter Before Killing In Microwave

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16,318 Sherry O. There is a Very Special Place in HELL just waiting for this SADISTIC Piece of CRAP! 0 Jun 19, 2024
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16,286 LuAnn S. This guy needs to pay for what he has done and I am not normally a vengeful person, but that poor little kitten suffered so much before it died. I say again this guy really needs to pay for what he has done. I don't think he has a conscience. 0 Jun 17, 2024
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