An Allen County judge handed a one-year jail sentence to a Fort Wayne man who killed his roommate's 2-month-old kitten and injured another cat.
Andrew S. Gibbs, 27, pleaded guilty in November to two counts -- one a felony -- of animal cruelty. He was sentenced today to two years with one year suspended, for a total of one year behind bars.
Prosecutors did not object to the sentence being served on work release, according to a plea agreement.
Gibbs was charged in June, after a kitten named April was found dead in a plastic bag in a trash bin outside the home he shared with a roommate. A veterinarian said the animal was the victim "of non-accidental blunt force trauma to the body," a probable cause affidavit alleged.
Another cat -- 4-month-old Mei -- suffered bleeding from its right eye and blunt force trauma, court documents say.