UPDATE: Timothy Kooyman
We received this comment from the animal rights organization Voices For Animals (website) under the original Timothy Kooyman story. I believe it is so important that everyone read it that I’ve made the unusual step of moving the comment to the front page.
I want to especially point out the instructions on how to contact Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco, requesting he prosecute Kooyman for the three cases of animal cruelty that were dropped in San Bernardino county. This must be done, not only for the sake of those three cats who suffered so horribly at that bastard Kooyman’s hands but for a much more important reason; Because the bottom line about Timothy Kooyman is he is an evil son of a bitch who enjoys torturing poor defenseless animals, and HE WILL OFFEND AGAIN.
Anyway, here’s the comment:
Hello — I just wanted to clarify something that was stated about “charges being dropped” in the Kooyman cat torture cases:
First though, thank you for posting the info about Timothy Kooyman on your web site. As many people as possible need to be informed about this very bad guy…. because he won’t be in prison forever.
I am the volunteer who attended nearly every court hearing in the Kooyman cases since June of 2008, on behalf of the California non-profit organization, Voices for Pets. In your post, you state that Timothy Kooyman was arrested in April of 2008. He was not. He was not arrested until May 13, 2008, for the torturing, burning, and mutilation of three cats taken from neighborhoods in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
Then on May 27, 2008, a Complaint was filed by the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office for SIX counts of animal cruelty (six cats), and one count of recklessly causing a fire of a structure or forest (not arson – that is a different charge). However, at a preliminary hearing on July 1, 2008, Kooyman’s Public Defender objected to three of the cruelty counts, because those three counts were for crimes committed out of this court’s jurisdiction. To be more specific: Kooyman admitted to torturing and killing three cats while he was living at motels in the City of Corona, which is located in Riverside County, a neighboring county of San Bernardino County (only about 20 miles from each other). Therefore, since those cats were tortured in a different county, the Judge dismissed them.
Since the San Bernardino County case has now concluded, we are urging people to contact the Riverside County District Attorney’s office, to urge them to file charges against Kooyman for the crimes he committed in that county. (Some of the worst and most gruesome acts were done by Kooyman in Riverside County.) What has not yet been reported, but actually happened also (according to a subsequent San Bernardino County Sheriff’s interview), is that Kooyman also voluntarily confessed to harming a fourth cat in Riverside County. When Kooyman was living at the Crown motel in Corona from April 16-23, 2008, he got himself a small kitten. He told the Sheriff’s Detective that he filled a plastic tub with water, and then he placed the kitten inside the tub and closed the lid. Eventually, the kitten drowned. After the kitten died, Kooyman threw its body in a dumpster behind a business called Miguel’s Jr. on Sixth St. in Corona. PLEASE – write to:
Riverside County District Attorney
4075 Main Street
Riverside CA 92501
Ask Mr. Pacheco to please press charges (in addition to the drowned kitten) for the calico, the Siamese, and the black and white kitty that Timothy Kooyman confessed to torturing for days in his room at the National Inn motel, allowed them to languish and suffer for days until they died, then threw their bodies in an alley in back of the Walgreens store. (He lived at the National Inn in Corona, CA between April 23 – 30, 2008). The black and white kitty was decapitated with an axe.)
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.
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