December 7, 2012

Apocalypse Meow: Do House Cats Ever Kill People?

Brian Palmer, Slate


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An Illinois man planned to kill a rival for his wife’s affections by electrocuting him and then framing the victim’s cat for the murder. Brett Nash was arrested for the bizarre plot in January and pleaded guilty on Tuesday. Do cats ever kill people?

Not grown-ups. Rabies deaths notwithstanding, the Explainer is unaware of any incidents in which a house cat has killed its able-bodied adult owner.

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TAGGED: Murder, Cats, Pets

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