On April 4, 2023, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced that 29-years-old CHRISTOPHER SANCHEZ, of Howell Township, “is charged with third-degree Animal Cruelty by Unnecessarily or Cruelly Abusing a Living Animal, Resulting in its Death.”
According to a press release by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, on March 31, 2023, the Howell Township Police Department responded to a residence for an unrelated matter and outside the home officers discovered a deceased cat.
Police along with the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Humane Law Enforcement Division initiated an investigation from which it emerged that SANCHEZ was the guardian of the dead cat, named Lilith.
The investigation revealed that SANCHEZ had used a sharp instrument to kill Lilith two days earlier.
SANCHEZ was arrested on March 31, 2012, and transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI).
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