The spotlight got a little brighter after 8 p.m. on November 17. That's when Denver cops were called to a West Mississippi Avenue residence on a report of domestic violence in progress.
According to the arrest affidavit, officers soon encountered a woman who said Sanchez-Luevano, described as her boyfriend of three years, had come home "extremely intoxicated" -- and when she confronted him about his boozing, he began "yelling and arguing with her." In addition, he allegedly shoved her after she refused his demand to give him money.
In response, the report goes on, the woman picked up the phone and dialed the cops -- at which point she said he grabbed her kitten, a one-month-old named Mickey, and slammed it against the floor, killing it.
As he fled the scene, she quoted him as saying, "That's what you get, bitch."
What Sanchez-Luevano got was the ire of pet lovers throughout the area. He was a fugitive for several days but ultimately turned himself in "because of pressure from the community," 7News allows.
This week, Sanchez-Luevano was formally charged by the Denver District Attorney's Office with one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals.
Mickey deserved a lot better. Here's a larger look at Sanchez-Luevano's latest booking photo, followed by the aforementioned arrest report.