A man from Arlington Heights is charged with animal cruelty for killing several of his girlfriend’s cats.
Authorities say John Talmo killed three cats over a nine month period.
They say he strangled and beat the animals, and then he claimed they died suddenly.
Talmo told police, he lost his temper when the cats scratched or bit him.
Bond has been set at $125,000.
His next court date is April 12.