Man sentenced to 16 years in prison for killing 21 cats

Robert Farmer appears in a San Jose courtroom, December 15, 2015. (Photo: CBS San Francisco)

He’ll also never be allowed to own or care for pets.

In a 2016 interview, Deputy District Attorney Alexandra Ellis said surveillance video helped detectives track the suspect down.

“Our hearts go out to the families that were affected by this crime, and we look forward to Mr. Farmer being held accountable for these heinous acts,” she said.