Case continued for alleged UM cat killer

By GINNY COOPER MCCARLEY / Staff Writer

MONTEVALLO—Christian Todd Slaton, who was accused of killing, torturing and displaying cats on the UM campus in October 2012, was set to appear in court on July 7 for a hearing. The hearing is being postponed and the case continued. A new court date has been set for Aug. 4.

Slaton

Slaton

The case was continued by agreement of both parties, according to court documents filed in the case. This is the sixth time the parties have filed a continuance.

Slaton, who was arrested on Nov. 6, 2012, allegedly killed and “hung up for display” two cats near the flag pole in the middle of the quad at UM; dismembered a cat found on the lawn of Flowerhill, the president’s mansion, at UM; and killed a cat later found in a wooded area near Falcon Manor Apartments in Montevallo. He is charged with four counts of intentional animal torture.

Slaton was suspended from the university on Oct. 31, 2012 and is currently free on $5,000 bond.