A Connecticut man with a historical past of animal abuse who twice ran for workplace was arrested Tuesday for allegedly pouring bleach onto a cat and beating it to demise, police mentioned.
Raymond Neuberger, of Fairfield, was charged with animal cruelty and different crimes in connection to the feline’s August demise.
Neuberger — who ran unsuccessfully for state workplace in 2016 — is accused of severely beating a cat that later died of its accidents below veterinary care.
Fairfield police opened up an investigation into the cat’s demise after the division acquired a report from an emergency veterinary clinic that the cat’s accidents had been suspicious.
The cat had a number of indicators of bodily harm and neurological trauma and had been lined in a liquid that turned out to be bleach, police mentioned.
Veterinarians decided the cat had died because of blunt power trauma after conducting a necropsy.
Investigators discovered Neuberger, 38, to be the prime suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest.
Additional investigation revealed that he had additionally allegedly “engaged in violence, home in nature” and a second arrest warrant was accomplished, Fairfield police mentioned with out offering additional particulars on that incident.
Neuberger was arrested Tuesday and charged with cruelty to animals in addition to first-degree assault and disorderly conduct in connection to the home violence incident.
He was launched from custody after posting $30,000 bonds and is due again in court docket Wednesday.
Neuberger, who was additionally reportedly a Fairfield Consultant City Assembly candidate, beforehand served time for abusing his fiancé’s two canines in 2018.
He was convicted of burning one of many two 5-year-old King Charles Cavalier Spaniels and fracturing the ribs of one other, in response to the Connecticut Post.
The lawyer appointed to advocate for the canines, Thor and Charlie, mentioned in 2018 that he was involved Neuberger would abuse animals once more in a now ominous assertion cited by the native outlet.
“I used to be insisting that he get jail time as a result of cruelty to animals is a severe crime and I had no confidence that he wouldn’t offend once more,” lawyer Kenneth Bernhard mentioned on the time.