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Man Jailed for Beheading Wife’s Cat

February 2, 1999

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) _ A man got 60 days in jail for cutting the head off his estranged wife’s cat and using it like a paperweight to hold down a threatening note to her.

Todd Anthony Looper, 31, was sentenced on Friday for cruelty to animals and terroristic threatening. He was also put on probation for a year and ordered to pay $510 in fines and court costs.

Pam Looper, 23, reported that someone broke into her house while she was gone Thursday and that she found the cat’s head in her vehicle, with a note that read in part, ``I’m going to give you a birthday like you never will forget.″

Looper told police that he had had 14 beers in three hours and did not remember hurting the cat, but admitted the handwriting on the note looked like his.

Mrs. Looper’s birthday was Sunday.

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