Locals in Högsbo demonstrate against animal violence and demand action from the police. Photo: Adam Ihse / Scanpix

Teenage cat killer 'had mental disorder'

The 16-year-old boy in Gothenburg who tortured and killed nine cats suffered from a serious mental disorder when he committed the violent deeds and can therefore not be sentenced to prison, psychiatrists have concluded.

The trial ends Wednesday when the District Court will consider the statement from the The National Board of Forensic Medicine, which has suggested that the boy may commit further crimes in the future and should receive psychiatric treatment.

The killed cats were found in the Gothenburg districts of Högsbo and Frölunda in the Spring of 2013.

The boy was taken into juvenile care after admitting to the crimes. His mother and siblings were forced to move from their home after receiving murder threats.

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