The Taipei District Court said Thursday that it will hand down its ruling Oct. 13 in the trial of a man accused of killing two cats in Taipei over the past year.
Taipei prosecutors are seeking two concurrent six-month sentences against Chan Ho-yeung (???), a former National Taiwan University (NTU) student from Macau, who confessed to killing the two cats, one last year and the other in August this year.
The first cat was stray known as Big Orange, which lived near the NTU's main campus in Taipei, and the second one Ban Ban belonged to a restaurant owner in Taipei's Wenshan District.
Chan was charged under the Animal Protection Act, and the case is being heard in the Taipei District Court, which said it will give the verdict on Oct. 13.
During the trial, Chan told the court that he was suffering from psychological problems and was unable to control his urge to kill cats.
Amid intense public pressure, National Taiwan University (NTU) expelled Chan on Aug. 30 and advised him to seek psychiatric treatment.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel