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It's Out of the Bag: Man Confessed Murder to Pet Cat

We've heard of criminals talking to stool pigeons before, but a cat? Here's the story of one David Henton, who was suspected of killing his lover but the police couldn't prove it. So they bugged his house, and found this:

He was recorded talking to his pets and apparently let the cat out of the bag.

In one recording, the 72-year-old shouts: 'Bloody woman,' before adding: 'I had to do something about it. I hit my Joyce,' the pros-ecution claims.

At home next day, Henton was recorded talking 'perhaps to his cats', Paul Lewis QC told the jury, which has not heard the tapes.


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My first thought was of the privacy implications of "bugging" private citizens too (I am in the UK but I'm not sure of the law). I guess if they already suspected him of the crime then it's okay.
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That's brillian xirvyg.
I thought bugging was illegal but I'm not sure. Didn't it happen in the UK? So maybe its different.
I tell my cats everything too though. >.>
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It'll be okay if the guy has followed Egyptian religions for years (secretly, of course, to avoid persecution). In that way his confession was to the head of his church and considered privileged, and thus inadmissible.
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Agh. *rubs eyes* I read that as "confessed murder of pet cat," and as I read the snippet expected that to be the discovery: murdered pet instead of lover.
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