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Man threw pet cat into hot oven after ‘hearing voices from WWE wrestler Kane’

A man threw his pet cat into a hot over before flushing her down the toilet and claimed he heard voices from wrestler WWE Kane telling him to do so.

Thomas Wade, 27, made disturbing voice recordings of himself where he spoke in detail about carrying out the horrific abuse on his cat, TeesideLive reports.

He once proclaimed: "No one can be more evil than myself."

The tabby, nicknamed Sweetie, strangled the tabby with a TV cord and then threw her off of the walls in his home because he was annoyed she was "disobeying" him on October 8th 2019.

The cat had been given to Wade as a gift by his sister for a three week trial as she thought it would be "good for him."

But, Wade went to his sister's home and told her the cat "was not wanted anymore," and demanded she take the cat back.

Stuart Haywood, prosecuting, said Wade, who has learning difficulties and autism, said Wade's sister hen went to Wade's home where she "smelled a strong smell of burning."

He said: "The defendant was sitting on a settee and the cat was wet and breathing rapidly, he refused to say why."

Mr Haywood then claims fur was later found in Wade's oven, and after more questions, he finally admitted what he had done, saying that it "felt good."

His sister immediately notified the RSPCA and Sweetie was taken to a vet where she was found to be in a "terrible condition."

The cat was found to have sustained skin damage and "significant" third degree burns and was hospitalised.

Police soon became involved and Wade was arrested, and investigators found rambling voice recordings of Wade speaking about the abuse.

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In the recordings, one of which was eight minutes long, he spoke in detail about attacking Sweetie, and admitted he "strangled" her.

Wade referred to himself as "evil Tom" in one recording, and said he wanted to "rip out its tongue" after seeing her struggle.

In a police interview, Wade said he "threw her against four walls" and said he carried out the violence in part because he claimed he heard voice in his head from the WWE wrestling character, Kane, in his head.

He was also remorseless, telling officers "she had not suffered enough," and said he put the terrified cat in the oven "on high for five minutes."

Wade, of Park Avenue, Hartlepool, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to an animal and appeared at Teesside Magistrates' Court.

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Matthew Agar, defending, said the incident was "shocking", and said he "did not want to minimise" the offence.

He said it was his view Wade's learning disability was a "contributing factor" and that he had serious concerns for him.

Mr Agar added that Wade was now aware of the severity of the offence and that he felt Wade had something like a "split-personality."

Sentencing Wade, district judge, Helen Cousins called him an "extremely dangerous man" and that she would liked to have "put him in prison for as long as I could".

She handed Wade an 18 week prison sentence, suspended for two years.

Wade was also banned from keeping pets for 10 years and must undertake six months mental health treatment.

He will need to carry out up to 30 rehabilitation activity days and was also put on an 18 week hospital curfew.

Wade must also pay £440 costs.

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