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UCLA Gunman's Cat Seized, Will Go To Rescue Organization

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- When UCLA gunman Mainak Sarkar left a note in California before fatally shooting his former professor and himself last week, he asked that someone check on his cat in his apartment in St. Paul.

That cat was seized by St. Paul Animal Control and is currently in custody, safety officials in the city said.

The cat, named Jiffy, is a neutered male with a chip who was found to be in good health. City officials said the animal will be given over to a rescue organization.

Mainak Sarkar
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Last Wednesday, Sarkar gunned down William Klug, a 39-year-old engineering professor at UCLA, before taking his own life.

Sources tell CBS News that Sarkar had accused Klug in a now-deleted blog post of stealing his ideas and computer code.

In a search of the St. Paul apartment where Sarkar lived, authorities found a kill list, with the names of Klug, Sarkar's former wife and another professor.

Ashley Hasti, who was married to Sarkar in 2011, was found dead in her Brooklyn Park home in the aftermath of the college shooting. Investigators believe Sarkar killed Hasti before driving to California to shoot Klug.

The other professor on the kill list was not harmed.

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