A British court has sentenced 23-year-old Laura Cunliffe to 14 weeks in jail for microwaving her cat to death.

During the trial, animal health specialists testified that the cat died a slow and painful death as its organs and brain were slowly cooked while it was alive and conscious.

Her family claimed she suffered from psychotic depression and that this is a failure of the National Health Service because she had just lost her temper and didn’t know what she was doing.

The judge said in sentencing Cunliffe that she deserved the sentenced for the especially cruel nature of the act and that an example had to be made so others don’t try to do the same thing.

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