Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Save Lewis!

Conn. Crazy Cat Case Heads to Trial
May 3, 6:43 PM (ET)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - The case of a cat accused of viciously attacking several neighbors is going to trial. Ruth Cisero, owner of Lewis the cat, Tuesday withdrew her bid for special probation because she would have had to allow Lewis to be euthanized.

Cisero withdrew her application for accelerated rehabilitation and instead pleaded not guilty to second-degree reckless endangerment and elected a trial by jury.

Residents of the neighborhood of Sunset Circle claimed they had been terrorized by Lewis.

The neighbors said Lewis' long claws, along with catlike stealth, have allowed the cat to attack at least a half dozen people and ambush the Avon lady as she was getting out of her car.

More than 500 "Save Lewis" T-shirts have been sold to raise funds for a defense fund for Cisero and a Westport lawyer has volunteered to be the cat's lawyer.

The special probation offer with conditions was made at the insistence of neighbor Maureen Bachtig, who was reportedly attacked by Lewis Feb. 20.

In a letter to prosecutors, Bachtig said she would only agree to probation for Cisero if the cat were put to death.


Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com


ClassiclyAmber said...

Poor Lewis! I wonder what ever happened to the 'ole chap? Hmm...What about that SCREEECH, though?

Corey Davis said...

yeah....save Screeech's house...gotta add the extra "e", so as to avoid copyright laws...