The man convicted of killing seven kittens and lining them up in a Belleville park has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after stalking charges violated his probation.
Terry D. Roy, 47, was sentenced to serve the term in St. Clair County Jail. His probation violations include a stalking charge related to an arrest on Jan. 10.
The homeless man was sentenced to two years probation in July after he pleaded guilty to felony aggravated cruelty to animals related to fatally shooting the kittens with a pellet gun.
Roy unsuccessfully petitioned the court to drop the prison sentence in exchange for extending his probation six months, according to a letter written to the presiding judge.
As a substitute for prison, he sought treatment for paranoid schizophrenia at Chestnut Health Systems in Granite City.
Roy was convicted of a separate stalking charge in December. He was fined $1,017 and given credit for 21 days served in prison.
He also faces multiple charges for allegedly harassing a former neighbor in Belleville in October 2012.
The charges include assault for allegedly saying he was going to shoot the woman and a disorderly conduct charge for allegedly screaming a racial slur at her.
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