photos of victim and cat killer: http://www.nypost.com/seven/04132007...ip_messing.htmA former Mets minor-leaguer was so jealous of his girlfriend's pet cat, Norman, that he shouted, "You love that cat more than me" during a drunken fight - then brutally beat the tabby to death, prosecutors said yesterday.
Joe Petcka - who was drafted by the Amazin's in 1992 before taking up acting and getting a bit part on "Sex and the City" - savaged the helpless animal two weeks ago in a downtown apartment, authorities said. The violence stunned even hardened animal welfare agents.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound bruiser allegedly punched the orange-and-white, 71/2-pound puss numerous times, leaving it with a cut lip, broken ribs, fractured teeth, a split tongue, torn lungs and blood in its chest cavity, said Robert Reisman, a veterinarian with the ASPCA.
"This pet's injuries reflect true, ugly violence," said Joseph Pentangelo, an ASPCA spokesman.
According to authorities, the trouble started on the night of March 27. After some drinking, Petcka, 36, and his girlfriend, Sports Illustrated reporter Lisa Altobelli, had a rip-roaring fight.
"You love that cat more than you love me," he shouted, before leaving the woman's Greenwich Street apartment.
He allegedly returned the next day when Altobelli wasn't there and launched his sick attack, officials said.
When Altobelli got home she found her beloved Norman's brutalized remains beneath her nightstand. She took the cat to an animal hospital, where vets determined that it suffered a lingering, agonizing death.
"Because of the chest trauma, there was difficulty breathing," Reisman said. "The cat died over a period of 15 minutes."
They are using the term "actor" quite loosely.
This story is from April of 2007....why is it rising to the top of the heap now? Is it a plan by the Anthony family scumbag lawyer to divert attention from the Caylee Anthony search?? :)
Trial began today, 09/18/2008This story is from April of 2007....why is it rising to the top of the heap now?
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_c..._was_terr.htmlA 6-foot-2, 205-pound witness today recounted his night of terror: knocked to the ground, blood bubbling from his hand, kicking madly at his relentless attacker - a 7-pound tabby.
"He was coming at my legs," claimed ex-minor league pitcher Joseph Petcka, detailing three separate attacks by his girlfriend's pet cat, Norman. Petcka is claiming self-defense in the March 27, 2007, death of the 8-year-old kitty.
Wow. Poor cat. But this SOB is a riot! GAWD! Threatened by a 7 lb cat that's old as fuck! LOLOL"Did you feel threatened?" Kermani asked.
"Yes," he replied.
A 6-foot-2, 205-pound witness today recounted his night of terror: knocked to the ground, blood bubbling from his hand, kicking madly at his relentless attacker - a 7-pound tabby...
Crazy shit. This freak is obviously an abuser be it cat or human he beats the innocent....pathetic asshole.
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Now what in the hell did this pussy ever do to you! Shit fire and fuzzy balls may you rot in hell.
Here's hoping that all casting directors in this guy's future are cat lovers
The dumb ass jury can't decide. That guy is gonna get off. Grrr...
Anyone who can harm and/or kill and animal needs to be shot.....you can hurt a helpless animal, humans can't be far off.
Accused cat-killer Joseph Petcka is a lost claws, says his lawyer. The lawyer for accused kitty killer Joseph Petcka thinks his client doesn't have a hairball's chance in hell.
I don't know how many of you have cats, but as far as cats go... 7 pounds is a relatively small cat. This guy is full of it. If the cat was coming at his legs, he could have thrown a sheet over it and left the room. WHATEVER.
Cat killing prick......Just felt the need to type that. The Bastard!!!!!
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Joseph Petcka, actor, ex-Met minor leaguer, pleads guilty to killing girlfriend's cat
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_c..._leaguer_.htmlA hulking ex-athlete dodged a two-year jail term for his fatal, steel-toed stomping of a 7-pound house cat inside his girlfriend's Manhattan apartment.
Joseph Petcka, a 6-foot-3, 205-pounder who admitted killing the orange and white tabby known as Norman the Cat, quickly took an offer for a plea deal.
Petcka - who claimed self-defense in kicking the overmatched kitty a half-dozen times - must perform 500 hours of community service for his plea to aggravated animal cruelty.
"I like having the community service," he said. "I just hope what I do will make a difference in people's opinions of me."
The deal came after Petcka's first trial for fatally kicking the declawed feline ended with a hung jury in September.
Petcka was charged with viciously attacking Lisa Altobelli's pet in a jealous rage on March 27, 2007. She claimed Petcka drunkenly exclaimed: "You love Norman more than me!"
The cat suffered broken ribs, a ripped lung and a torn liver.
"What kind of a monster could kill an innocent cat?" Altobelli asked on the witness stand.
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Fat chance asshole. You took it to dodge a retrial and possible jail. COWARD."I like having the community service," he said. "I just hope what I do will make a difference in people's opinions of me."
Forced sterilization comes to mind with a creep like Joseph Petcka
No, Cocksucker, you like not going to jail. And no, it does not change people's opinion of you. You're still a spineless coward and a heaping, steaming pile of shit!
Being the asshole you are, I have no doubt she did care more for Norman than you.
I say cut out one of your ribs and use it to rip your lungs and liver open and let the cat eat them would be fair in this case.
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Is this the same guy who punched his girlfriend's cat in the head repeatedly? The "if there's blood in the shape of a cat's head, it was me" guy? Am I crazy? There are several cat-beatings that I've read recently.
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fucking asshole. If someone murdered my cat, I would kill them. I don't even care. What a sick fuck.