About 200 animal-rights activists who packed the court cheered Monday's sentencing of Barry Herbeck, 37, of Janesville, who got the maximum term from Rock County Circuit Judge Richard Werner.
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In May, Herbeck pleaded no contest to charges that he killed the cats. As part of a plea deal, a charge that Herbeck killed a puppy was dismissed.
Herbeck told investigators he took in cats and killed them to relieve anger built up from being abused as a child.
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