Cat found 'crucified' in Mosta

The scene where the cat was found.

The scene where the cat was found.

Another dead cat has been found crucified in Mosta.

The gruesome discovery was reported to the police at about 8 a.m.

The dead cat was found hanging on an upside down wooden cross fixed to a railing in front of the statue of St Joseph in Main Street. A note was pinned to it.

Five dead cats and dogs have been found crucified in Mosta since October 16, 2011 when a cat was found crucified on the door of the former residence of Franġisku Buhagiar, who had been accused in court of murdering his sister.

The last case was on February 10 this year when a cat was found crucified and hanging upside down from a cross in Baskal Buhagiar Street.

Another cat was discovered crucified in Mosta on January 17. It had been found hanging to the gate of a chapel in Triq San Anton Abbati.

On  November 16 last year, a Chihuahua cross-breed was found crucified on the gates of the oratory of the Sacred Heart. A month earlier, on October 16, a priest walking along Main Street found a dead puppy nailed to an upside down wooden cross.

In both cases there was a note in which the perpetrator said the suffering he or she had gone through was worse than that of the dog.

The first incident had led investigators to follow a potential link with a 1999 murder since the house where that puppy was found was where Franġisku Buhagiar, now aged 81, had shot dead his sister following a bizarre argument over burnt toast.

Mr Buhagiar, who served a 10-year jail term, denied any connection to the incident.




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