Provo man charged for torturing and killing cats

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Spencer Jens Pedersen

PROVO, Utah – A Utah County man has been formally┬ácharged after allegedly torturing and killing cats in Provo.

Spencer Jens Pedersen, 26, is facing two counts of torture of a companion animal along with drug possession charges.

Neighbors reported finding dead cats around the area back in October.

Police say it appears Pedersen was adopting the kittens from some sort of online source.

If convicted, these felony charges could mean jail time for Pedersen.