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Man accused of killing San Jose house cats pleaded not guilty

Robert Farmer appeared in court on Thursday, February 25, 2016, and pleaded not guilty to killing and injuring several house cats in San Jose, Calif. (KGO-TV)

A man accused of stealing, killing and injuring several house cats in San Jose has pleaded not guilty.

Robert Farmer is charged with 10 counts of felony animal cruelty.

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Prosecutors say he killed four cats and injured six others in the Cambrian neighborhood last year. One of the thefts was captured on surveillance video.

Our media partners at the San Jose Mercury News report Farmer's plea drew gasps and brought one woman to tears.

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