Animal cruelty goes beyond mere schuckiness in our book. But we're featuring Andres Sanchez-Luevano as a Schmuck of the Week anyhow due to his alleged reasons for killing a month-old kitten -- he was apparently trying to punish his girlfriend of three years -- and his initial decision to rabbit rather than face the consequences. The arrest report and more below.
Sanchez-Luevano's record doesn't begin and end with kitten-killing. According to 7News, he pleaded guilty to felony possession of burglary tools circa 2010. At that time, he received a deferred sentence but is said to have violated his parole, prompting an arrest warrant in his name issued this past March.
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."
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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.