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Robert Farmer appears in a San Jose courtroom, December 15, 2015.

CBS San Francisco

SAN JOSE, Calif.– A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge has actually sentenced a 26-year-old California guy to 16 years in prison for killing 21 felines, a few of which he enticed from individuals’s homes.

Robert Roy Farmer pleaded guilty last year to 21 felony counts of animal ruthlessness and one count each of misdemeanor battery and being under the impact.

The felines began inexplicably vanishing from San Jose’s Cambrian Park area in September 2015. Felines started turning up dead, the CBS San Francisco reported. San Jose cops found an unidentified orange tabby dead huddled in the center console, in addition to chunks of fur, blood, fur-covered gloves and a searching knife.

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