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Abusive boyfriend jailed for killing girlfriend’s cat in middle of the night

Lawrence Santos pleaded guilty at Southwark Crown Court (Picture: REX/Shutterstock)

An ‘unhinged’ abusive boyfriend has been jailed for killing his girlfriend’s cat in an ‘explosion of cruel violence’.

Lawrence Santos, 24, tried to drown the cat Mimi on August 13 last year – but when she fought back and scratched him he beat her to death.

He woke up his then-girlfriend Rebecca Springer, 25, in her home in Maida Vale, London, telling her that Mimi was ‘not responding’ after he had attempted to give her a midnight bath.

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