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Scalpels, knives, nylon rope with duct tape attached, computers, cameras and clothing were among items seized by detectives investigating alleged cat serial killer Tyler Weinman, according to court documents released Friday. Weinman is accused of

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Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Sunday July 12, 2009, 11:33 am
Surgical tools among items seized in cat killings case

Scalpels, knives, nylon rope with duct tape attached, computers, cameras and clothing were among items seized by detectives investigating alleged cat serial killer Tyler Weinman, according to court documents released Friday.

Weinman is accused of killing 19 cats in South Miami-Dade between April and June in a spree that shocked pet owners and prompted a highly publicized police probe.

A trial is set for October. The circumstantial case may ultimately hinge on what forensic evidence such as blood, hair and DNA can be linked to the cat killings.

Miami-Dade detectives searched houses and cars belonging to Weinman's divorced mother and father, Douglas Weinman, a dentist who owned various dental tools. The teen lived with both.

From the elder Weinman's home, investigators took the most items, including a wooden spear gun, more than a dozen cutting and dental tools and electronics.

From his father's car, which detectives believe Weinman drove during the killings, investigators took everything from floor mats to gloves.

Detectives are also examining Weinman's boxer briefs and other articles of clothing found in a black plastic bag in the trunk of his mother's green Volkswagen Passat. Police believe she was removing the items from the house when detectives arrived.

Weinman's attorney, David Macey, appeared in court Friday to ask that investigators return property belonging to Weinman's family such as business equipment and tax returns.

Prosecutors are still working to sort out what evidence will not be used as evidence against the teen. Weinman has pleaded not guilty and is on house arrest pending trial.

Jamie L (195)
Sunday July 12, 2009, 11:50 am
hmmm.... thanks for the update Raffi!

Justine K. (0)
Sunday July 12, 2009, 12:28 pm
wow... that's really scary. and cruel. this kid doesn't seem mentally stable...

-Justine (

Gayla S (50)
Sunday July 12, 2009, 12:31 pm
It would be nice to see the same thing happen to the killer, however, as a human being, I hope he enjoys his time in prison. The guys in prison probably rank him with child molesters/ pedophiles, rapists, etc. Lovely thought! This guy is one sick human, treat him nice and he'll change to humans being killed.

Dee C (23)
Sunday July 12, 2009, 5:03 pm
Sad and sick..and so disturbing..
Thanks Raffi..

Joan for Peace (441)
Sunday July 12, 2009, 5:08 pm
pure evil and very dangerous individual

Nancy Welch (68)
Monday July 13, 2009, 9:31 am
It would be best if they never let that fool out! This is just downright horrible and scary!

Terrie Williams (798)
Monday July 13, 2009, 11:59 am
Another Ted Bundy in the making.
I hope they put him in prison for a long long long long time....
And I hope they put him in a cell with someone who dearly loves cats....

Kharma happens....

Lory g (109)
Monday July 13, 2009, 12:45 pm
A trial is set for October..i'll be on pins and needles until then... want to see the scumbag behind bars...thanx for the update Raffi..

Shirley H (49)
Monday July 13, 2009, 3:03 pm
This kid is really sick.
I hope he is sentenced to a very long time in Prison.
Shirley H.

Fiona Ogilvie (597)
Monday July 13, 2009, 3:30 pm
Unfortunately, due to federal legislation our land fills are full of surgical tools for any body to pick up.

Jim Phillips (3257)
Monday July 13, 2009, 8:00 pm
I haven't been following this story since it first broke out in the news.

This reminds me of Jeffery Dahmer more so than of Ted Bundy.

My question is this: Since Tyler Weinman has killed 19 known cats + possibly others as well, have any babies, young kids, teens and adults gone missing within a 300 hundred miles radius of Weinman's home between April to June?

TY, Rafael A.

Blue Bunting (855)
Monday July 13, 2009, 8:02 pm
Good question, Jim!

Past Member (0)
Monday July 13, 2009, 10:44 pm
I hope this serial cat killer meet a huge prisoner named BUBA in prison,an animal lover and advocate..

Winefred M (88)
Thursday July 16, 2009, 4:47 am
Yeah Jim good question!
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