Target: Dan Street, Sullivan, Tennessee County Attorney
Goal: Seek the maximum penalty for man who allegedly beat his girlfriend and cat for days.
A 23-year-old allegedly beat his teenage girlfriend and her cat, leaving the defenseless animal with severe head trauma and a broken jaw. The attack began, according to reports, with James Winston grabbing his 19-year-old girlfriend by the throat and pinning her against a wall while repeatedly hitting her in the face. Police say Winston hit her until she collapsed to the floor, and then he hit her on the back of the head. The victim attempted to crawl out a back door, but Winston reportedly put her in a choke hold, cutting off her breathing, then dragged her into a bedroom. Police say Winston took the victim’s keys and phone, telling her he “needed to spend some quality time with the cat.”
The next day, Winston targeted the cat, according to his girlfriend, who says he struck the animal and repeatedly beat it against the counter and floor. He reportedly shook the cat by the neck, threatening to kill it. The animal wailed and began bleeding from the mouth and defecated, according to police.
This defenseless animal was relentlessly tortured, as was the cat’s owner. This behavior is precisely what is often exhibited by deranged serial killers. He could end up killing the victims next time, which is why we must demand that they get the justice and protection they deserve.
Dear Mr. Street,
A man allegedly beat his 19-year-old girlfriend and her cat in a relentless attack that lasted for days. James Winston allegedly hit the victim in the face repeatedly, then choked her before taking her phone and keys.
The cat required emergency treatment for a broken jaw and severe head trauma while the teenager sustained extensive bruises and a black eye. Please bring these innocent victims justice by seeking the maximum possible penalty, if the suspect is guilty.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Mel Peffs