Accused cat killer faces more possible charges; former friend speaks out about alleged crimes

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by Christine Wright

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 1, 2011 at 11:50 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Police are revealing disturbing new information that could lead to more charges against the man accused of allegedly torturing and killing cats, Alex Phelps.
 

A former friend of the accused cat killer spoke out to WHAS11’s Brooke Katz about her connection to Phelps, and her concerns.  Samantha Caple contacted us after seeing stories about Phelps.  She says she’s known him since 2005 and even trusted him to take one of her pets.
 

Caple said she can’t believe that her friend since 2005, Alex Phelps, is now accused of torturing, mutilating and killing several cats.  A cat-lover herself, Caple said she couldn’t take care of one of hers, an orange Tabby, so she says she gave it to Phelps; but she said she never saw the animal again.
 

Earlier this week Phelps was arrested in Louisville, charged with abusing and killing four cats; two of them were found behind a Kroger store in Southern Jefferson County and investigators say Phelps got them from a man giving away cats on Facebook.
 

Now Phelps is set to face even more charges; the remains of one cat were found in Bullitt County at the Knoll Avenue Baptist Church and investigators told us they found what they believe to be the bones of two more cats near the backyard of the home were Phelps’ lives with his parents.  It’s a crime Caple says she’d never expect Phelps to commit and now says she wants justice.
 

The Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office said that when they were investigating Phelps’ home they did find blood in his vehicle, but that blood has not yet been tested.  They plan on having the bones found near the Phelps’ backyard tested next week and those results could lead to even more charges.
 

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