Cat lady to be committed


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Jun 3, 2003
"Cat lady to be committed"
Cat lady to be committed
San Francisco Chronicle |
"The infamous cat lady - who hoarded 200 cats in a filthy Petaluma home and, after her arrest, did it again - was found incompetent Wednesday to stand trial on charges of animal cruelty. The decision means Marilyn Barletta will be committed to an as-yet-to-be-determined treatment facility... 200 cats were discovered May 22, 2001, amid mountains of excrement and concentrations of urine so powerful that breathing the air inside her home on Petaluma's Baker Street was considered dangerous. Six dead cats, some cannibalized, were also found. Barletta's arrest apparently did nothing to curb her odd behavior. She was charged with a misdemeanor for interfering with a crime scene for repeatedly entering her Petaluma home, apparently to bring new cats there."

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