MIAMI – A judge in Miami has released a teenager accused of more than a dozen cat killings from jail.
Tyler Hayes Weinman had already posted bond before Wednesday's hearing, but the judge would not release him until the 18-year-old's psychiatric evaluation could be reviewed.
Judge John Thornton released Weinman after a brief hearing, saying the teen was "competent" to be released under electronic monitoring. Thornton said Weinman would be allowed to attend the counseling recommended by a doctor.
Weinman's father and stepmother left the courtroom without comment.
Weinman is accused of a string of cat mutilation killings that terrorized two suburban Miami communities for about a month.