Commonwealth v. Allen Curtiss Kinzey; Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Killing Family Cat

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Allen Curtiss Kinzey, 22 years old, formerly of the 1600 block of Cutty Sark Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia, pled guilty and was sentenced for Torture Cat Causing Death.  Judge Croshaw sentenced Kinzey to five (5) years in the Department of Corrections with two (2) years suspended, leaving three (3) years to serve.  This sentence was well-above the Virginia State Sentencing Guidelines, which recommended a maximum sentence of six (6) months in jail.

Had this matter gone to trial, the Commonwealth's evidence would have proven that on October 26, 2016, Kinzey was in the garage of his home in Virginia Beach with the family cat.  A family member heard a disturbance in the garage and went to check on it.  She saw Kinzey choking the cat around the neck and there was blood coming from the cat's mouth.  She went back into the home to change clothes so that she could take the cat to the veterinarian. When she returned to the garage, the cat was gone.  Animal Control officers arrived and found the deceased cat in the trashcan.  A necropsy revealed that the cat died from severe head trauma related to multiple blows to the head.  Kinzey admitted to killing the cat.

Kinzey has prior convictions for Possession with Intent to Distribute- Accomodation, Shoplifting, Petit Larceny, and Driving After Illegal Consumption of Alcohol.​

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Scott M. Lang prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Allen if additional information is desired.