Oconomowoc man charged after allegedly killing his cat, claims he was kicked out of the Marines because he 'couldn't stop killing'

CREATED Jan 17, 2013

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A Oconomowoc man has been arrested after allegedly killing a cat earlier this year. According to police, James P. Walker, 40 of Oconomowoc,  has been charged for cruelty to an animal after his neighbor called authorities.

Oconomowoc Police were contacted by the downstairs neighbor of Walker on Jan. 1, 2013, who claimed that Walker had killed a cat.

The neighbor said that around 7:30 p.m. that night, Walker knocked on his door and asked for his help. He said he followed Walker to his apartment where he "observed broken glass on the kitchen floor and the refrigerator... pulled away from the wall," according to the police report.

Walker told the neighbor that his cat had attacked him, and then led him to his bedroom where he saw the dead cat. According to the neighbor, the cat's skull had been crushed. The neighbor asked Walker if the cat was dead to which he said Walker replied, "Yeah, I killed it."

During the conversation, Walker allegedly told him that he had been both in the Marines and the Navy (as a Seal) but was kicked out of at least one of the branches because he "couldn't stop killing," said the police report.

The neighbor returned to his apartment and called the police, because he said he felt Walker was a danger to others.

Walker has been charged with Mistreatment of Animals, a Felony, punishable by up to $10,000 and three to six months in prison.