Steve Bouquet who was known as The ‘Brighton cat killer’ has died in prison.
He was jailed after claiming the lives of nine cats and wounding seven.
The former Royal Navy gunner carried out his killings in East Sussex between October 2018 and May 2019.
He was finally brought to justice after being caught on CCTV set up by the owner.
On Tuesday, the Prison Service confirmed that he had died at hospital on January 6.
The pet killer was jailed for five years and three months at Hove Crown Court last July after being found guilty of 16 offences of criminal damage in relation to the cats, as well as possession of a knife.