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Tyler Weinman said he'd talk "about one or two cats" if cops made "the rest go away," according to the court documents released yesterday.
It was good news/bad news for accused South Florida cat killer Tyler Weinman today, who will be allowed out of house arrest to take tests on a college campus but will be charged in an additional two cat killings.
Weinman, 19, was court Wednesday for a status hearing where prosecutors said they'd be adding the two charges of felony animal cruelty and improperly disposing of an animal body to the 19 he already faces.
Weinman also faces four counts of burglary in connection with the string of cat killings and mutilations that rocked Miami-Dade last summer. It took cops several months to finally nab Weinman, who allegedly slaughtered the cats throughout Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay. The cats were often found cut to pieces and left on their owners' doorstep or in the front yard.
Weinman has been out on bail and under house arrest since his arrest last June.
The good news came when the judge said he'd let the teen of of his house arrest to take placement tests at Miami-Dade college. It was a partial victory for Weinman, who had asked the judge in January to be allowed to take classes while he awaits trial. The judge said he still may allow the teen to attend classes.
In February, it was revealed that Miami-Dade's crime lab found no human DNA on 11 of the cats that Weinman is accused of killing. Weinman's not out of the woods yet, however. Prosecutors are still awaiting the results of tests on scalpels, clothes and other items taken from Weinman.
Weinman is due back in court on May 5, when the additional lab tests are expected to be completed.