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Florida Man Faces Felony For Intentionally Stepping On, And Killing, Woman’s Crying Kitten

Published: December 14, 2021 at 02:47 PM Author: Penny Eims

OKALOOSA COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Florida man is accused of an egregious act of animal cruelty which claimed the life of an innocent kitten in late November. According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) 40-year old James Thomas Miller intentionally stepped on a woman’s kitten because it was crying.

In a news release, the authorities stated:

A Fort Walton Beach man is charged with stepping on a woman’s new kitten and killing it because he “was unhappy with it.”

According to the OCSO release, the woman told the authorities that on November 24, Miller told her that he was going to kill her kitten because it “kept crying.”

The release details what the woman said happened next:

She says she later heard a loud noise coming from upstairs and went to see what it was. She says Miller said “What did I do?” and she saw the kitten was severely injured and having convulsions.

OCSO deputies say Miller intentionally, forcefully, and unnecessarily killed the kitten, which results in a third-degree felony charge of animal cruelty.

Please add your name to the petition today. What James Thomas Miller is accused of doing is horrific and we need your help to ensure that he gets the maximum sentence for his crime. A slap-on-the-wrist plea deal is not good enough and we want the court to know that this kitten’s life mattered, and what Miller did is inexcusable!

*Individuals are presumed innocent until being found guilty in a court of law.

News:

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Link to news release from OCSO on Facebook here.

Update 8/17/2022: The next court date is scheduled for September 20, 2022, at 9 a.m. for a pre-trial. Animal Victory has sent 15,267 signatures to attorney Tayler D. Sharpless.

Read Millers case docket here Miller_ James Thomas

Update 4/13/2022: Animal Victory has learned that a pretrial conference is scheduled on 05/09/2022 at 9:00 am in the FWB Courthouse Annex Extension.

Update 2/07/2022: Animal Victory has sent 14,480 signatures to Prosecuting attorney Tayler D. Sharpless. James will appear at a pre-trial conference on March 14, 2022. 2021 CF 003131 F – STATE OF FLORIDA vs. MILLER_ JAMES THOMAS

Florida Man Faces Felony For Intentionally Stepping On, And Killing, Woman's Crying Kitten

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PETITION SIGNATURES:
15,291 Dr. Architekt Letay Sep 18, 2022
15,290 Guisselle Martinez Sep 17, 2022
15,289 Shambhavi Ojha Sep 14, 2022
15,288 Carmen Verdugo Sep 11, 2022
15,287 Kelly A Kalish Sep 10, 2022
15,286 Craig Davis Sep 10, 2022
15,285 Mike Davis Make him pay and lock him up for maximum sentence Sep 10, 2022
15,284 Jammie Davis Sep 10, 2022
15,283 Michelle Krueger Sep 09, 2022
15,282 Kristi Dishner Sep 07, 2022
15,281 Shanelle Manzanares Sep 06, 2022
15,280 Jeffrey Clouatre Sep 04, 2022
15,279 Tina Woods Sep 03, 2022
15,278 Nancy Coupe Sep 03, 2022
15,277 LEO MENDEZ BASTARD!!!! GET A BUNCH OF GUYS AND STOMP ON HIM TILL HE DIES!!! PUT HIM AWAY AND THROW THE KEY! LET HIM ROT IN JAIL!! Sep 02, 2022
15,276 MARIE BOTEILHO YOU SICK LOW LIFE POS BASTARD TO KILL AN INNOCENT KITTEN!!! PUT THIS PUNK AWAY IN PRISON FOR LIFE AND STOMP ON HIM WHILE HE'S TIED DOWN!! Sep 02, 2022
15,275 Jo Agosto Aug 30, 2022
15,274 Ellison Johnson Why is he so crusty. No plea deal max penalty. Aug 26, 2022
15,273 Christine Trapasso Aug 24, 2022
15,272 Kira Thompson Aug 22, 2022
15,271 Kristen Tirado Hope that scumbag dies a horrific dead Aug 21, 2022
15,270 Elizabeth Sanchez Aug 21, 2022
15,269 Daria Bucklin Aug 20, 2022
15,268 Martine VATANT Aug 18, 2022
15,267 Monique Barela This man needs to pay for what he has done! This is discussing, he is obviously a boy not a man!!! Only a boy would hurt such a little being!! Aug 16, 2022
15,266 Karen Sexauer Aug 15, 2022
15,265 Rose Miras Aug 15, 2022
15,264 Sarah Stansill Aug 14, 2022
15,263 Jan Gerstlauer Aug 14, 2022
15,262 Suzanne Oakes Aug 14, 2022