Kliff Kingsbury: ‘I was a victim of animal abuse’


The owner of the Los Angeles home where a pair of cats died after being trapped in a freezer was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday.

Kiff Kingscott pleaded guilty to killing the cats and setting the fire that killed the dogs, as part of a plea deal that includes a reduced sentence.

Kingscott, who owns two other homes in L.A., pleaded guilty in January to four counts of animal cruelty and three counts of arson.

He will also have to register as a sex offender.

The animals were found in an unoccupied freezer at Kingscott’s Los Angeles residence in July 2015.

The cats were identified as Kaitlyn and Kelsi, who were about 12 weeks old and were rescued from a foster home in March 2016.

Kingsbury and his wife, Kelly, also owned three other homes and were charged with failing to keep a dog under control.

Kingscober’s wife, Jillian, pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of neglect and animal cruelty, which she was sentenced in February to serve a year in jail.

Kingscott was originally sentenced to 10 years in jail in April for the fire at his house in the Westwood section of Los Angeles.

The dogs were found alive in the house in 2015.

Kingscot and his two other owners were also ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution to the owners of the two other dogs.

The judge also ordered Kingscot to spend five years on a sex offenders registry and three years on the sex offender registry.

The Kingscots were also required to register on sex offenders watchlist and to provide any further information about their whereabouts.

Kingscream and Kingscott both said they had been living at the home for a number of years.

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