Cat Killing Trial Delayed To Feb.
Posted: January 12, 2013
HARRISONBURG — The case against a Bridgewater man accused of killing a neighborhood cat with a bow and arrow was postponed Friday during a hearing in Rockingham County General District Court.
Eric Thomas Bosserman, 27, of the 400 block of Mount Crawford Avenue, is charged with one misdemeanor count of animal cruelty.
He was scheduled for trial on Friday, but because of a scheduling conflict with attorneys in the case, Judge Richard Claybrook postponed the case until Feb. 8.
On Oct. 14, Bridgewater police were dispatched to the Ashby Apartments at about 8:45 p.m. after a neighbor reported that a cat had been shot.
Officers found the cat with an arrow shot through it.
Police say neighbors told them they saw a man with a bow in the complex shortly before the shooting.
Bosserman was identified as the suspect and arrested. The cat had to be put down.
Police say the defendant admitted to the shooting, claiming the cat was damaging his vehicle.
Bosserman is free from Rockingham County Jail on a $1,500 unsecured bond.
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