Warning: The following post describes–in general terms–an act of animal cruelty.


On Friday, Pennsylvania Judge Paul Pozonsky sentenced Stanley Sebetich (who resides at 3 Oak Lane, Apt. 3R, Eighty Four PA, 15330) to probation, a ban on living with pets for a scant two years, and a $2500 fine for the killing of his girlfriend’s cat.

Sebetich pleaded guilty to slitting the cat’s throat in a bathtub, after which he skinned it, butchered it, cooked and ate it. Yet, unbelievably, Judge Pozonsky did not impose jail time, mandatory psychiatric treatment or a lifetime pet ban in his sentence.

Animal cruelty is a heinous enough crime in itself, but when the perpetrator is also channeling violence against a woman through the act, it’s almost a foregone conclusion that at some point he will abuse or kill a woman, and certainly, continue to abuse and kill animals. What are the odds that his violent behavior will escalate? And why didn’t he get a lifetime ban on living with pets?

Since I know you’re going to ask, here’s how to contact Judge Pozonsky:

Judge Paul Pozonsky
Washington County Courthouse
1 South Main Street
Suite 1004
Washington, PA 15301
Primary Phone: 724-228-6826