IU Student Accused of Torturing Cat Waives Initial Hearing
Christopher Gugliuzza (photo courtesy RTV6)
An Indiana University Student accused of torturing a cat and leaving it for dead waived his right to an initial hearing.
Defense attorney Ron Chapman filed the waiver on behalf of his client Christopher Gugliuzza in Monroe Circuit Court. An initial hearing had been scheduled for Friday. Gugliuzza is charged with Theft and Torturing a Vertebrate Animal.
The theft charge stems from the accusation that Gugliuzza took the cat from the Bloomington Animal Shelter. Future court dates for Gugliuzza have not yet been set. Meanwhile, Lennox the cat has been cleared by a veterinarian and is said to be doing better.
Shelter officials say Lennox had been set to be adopted just prior to this horrible ordeal. Her adoptive family plans to finalize the adoption in the next day or two bringing Lennox to her permanent home over the weekend.