Pro Bono lawyer for Yishun cat killer, really? Throwing a live animal (maybe one day it will be a human being) from a flat, is never a mentally sound act. But that does not make it OK. If the Yishun cat killer is mentally unsound, the family should take responsibility that he does not roam in the society freely causing harm to others including animals.
However compassionate we try to be, we must realise this kind of act cannot be defended. Appropriate punishment needs to be enforced otherwise others will take this case as an example that they too can start doing heinous acts in the society and hide behind the defence that they were stressed and hence mentally unsound.
It also highlight a fact that families of mentally challenged individuals should try and find help from various government organizations rather that relying of compassion from society to forgive these individuals creating harm to others. It is, what it is, a wrongful and punishable act.
Sigh Cat Lover