Mash channel reported on November 19 that a court in Siberia, Russia, issued a suspended sentence to a male defendant (48 years old) who committed a criminal offense. In particular, raising a cat is one of the circumstances that helped the defendant reduce his sentence.
The man living in the Siberian city of Kemerovo was accused of hooliganism and illegal gun possession after he attacked another person while drunk in September. According to the investigation report, The man also used a gun to threaten the victim.
After being arrested, the subject showed sincerity in cooperating with the investigation agency, admitted his guilt and appeared in court. The judge imposed sentences related to all the crimes committed by the defendant. Some crimes carry a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison.
Finally, the court imposed a suspended sentence on the defendant citing a number of reasons such as poor health and sincere cooperation with the authorities. Another special reason is because the defendant is raising a cat.
According to Russian media, this is the first time raising a cat is considered a circumstance that helps lighten a sentence.
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