Man accused of kidnapping, killing cats in San Jose is son of retired police officer

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Police arrested 24-year-old Robert Farmer on Thursday, October 8, 2015 in connection with the kidnapping and deaths of cats in San Jose, Calif.
Police arrested 24-year-old Robert Farmer on Thursday, October 8, 2015 in connection with the kidnapping and deaths of cats in San Jose, Calif.
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- New details have emerged about the man accused of abducting and killing cats in San Jose.

The suspect, 24-year-old suspect Robert Farmer, is the son of a retired police officer and his mother is a teacher.

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Police arrested Farmer in a Home Depot parking lot Thursday morning.

They found a dead cat in his car. Investigators believe he may have killed about a half dozen cats.

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