Brutal killing of family cat just part of horror arrested fugitive’s been busted for

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FUGITIVE CAPTURED October 13, 2014 —
The Department of Corrections says Oscar Quintanilla was arrested at his parents house in south King County on Monday.

Authorities are searching for Oscar Quintanilla, a convicted cat-killing, woman and child abusing fugitive who is missing in King County.

Officers say he is a high-violent offender who is breaking probation on a horrific domestic violence crime.

“Over the course of several hours, he viciously attacked, tortured, and killed the family cat because it made a mess in the house. All of this was done in front of his daughter. She was crying, she was upset, kept telling him to stop, asking him to stop, begging him and pleading with him to leave this poor cat alone. He then turned his anger on to her and said that if she didn’t stop crying, he would then beat her,” said Department of Corrections Ofc. Emily Isaacs.

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“I mean, this is an individual who is violent. He has instilled fear in his young child, his girlfriend. He’s beaten them before. They’re afraid for their lives of him,” Isaacs said. “He’s on the run. We need your help to find him. We do not want someone else to be a victim of his.”

Along with animal cruelty and all the domestic violence he has been busted for, he also has burglary, car theft, and drugs on his rap sheet.

Oscar Quintanilla is 32-years-old and has tattoos on both arms — including the words “LOVE IS PAIN” on his right arm.

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If you know where police can find him, call an anonymous tip into:


You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest.

Click here for information on how to text a tip to Crime Stoppers

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