N.Ky. Man Accused Of Killing Neighbor's Cats
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COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A judge has increased bond to $100,000 for a northern Kentucky man accused of breaking into a neighbor's home and stabbing two cats to death.
The bond for 30-year-old Russell Swigart of Highland Heights had been $5,000 since he was arrested Friday and taken to the Kenton County jail.
The Kentucky Enquirer reported Tuesday that Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Brian Richmond didn't say in open court why he asked for the bond increase.
Police found the back door of a home forced open Thursday and two cats stabbed to death.
Police say Swigart still had a knife covered in cat hair and blood when he was arrested.
Swigart is charged with one count of felony burglary and two misdemeanor animal cruelty charges.
Swigart's attorney, public defender John Delany, asked for a preliminary hearing Tuesday to be postponed while he studies the case.
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