CRIME

SPCA arrests man in NY case of cats found hanging from trees; suspect not charged in killings

  • FILE - In this April 24, 2014 file photo provided by the SPCA of Westchester's Humane Law Enforcement Division, plastic bags containing the remains of about 25 cats are hang from a tree in a wooded area in Yonkers, N.Y. The SPCA of Westchester said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 that Rene Carcamo of Yonkers has been charged with illegally disposing of the dead cats, though he is not charged with killing them. The SPCA group's director of enforcement says the disposal crime is what investigators feel they are "able to prove."(AP Photo/SPCA of Westchester's Humane Law Enforcement Division, File)

    FILE - In this April 24, 2014 file photo provided by the SPCA of Westchester's Humane Law Enforcement Division, plastic bags containing the remains of about 25 cats are hang from a tree in a wooded area in Yonkers, N.Y. The SPCA of Westchester said Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 that Rene Carcamo of Yonkers has been charged with illegally disposing of the dead cats, though he is not charged with killing them. The SPCA group's director of enforcement says the disposal crime is what investigators feel they are "able to prove."(AP Photo/SPCA of Westchester's Humane Law Enforcement Division, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by the City of Yonkers Police Department shows Rene Carcamo in his booking photo at the Yonkers City Jail in Yonkers, N.Y., after his arrest, Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014 in connection with 25 dead cats that were found in plastic bags hanging from trees in Yonkers. The SPCA of Westchester said Tuesday that Carcamo, of Yonkers, has been charged with illegally disposing of the dead cats. He is not charged with killing the cats. (AP Photo/City of Yonkers Police Department)

    This photo provided by the City of Yonkers Police Department shows Rene Carcamo in his booking photo at the Yonkers City Jail in Yonkers, N.Y., after his arrest, Tuesday Nov. 18, 2014 in connection with 25 dead cats that were found in plastic bags hanging from trees in Yonkers. The SPCA of Westchester said Tuesday that Carcamo, of Yonkers, has been charged with illegally disposing of the dead cats. He is not charged with killing the cats. (AP Photo/City of Yonkers Police Department)  (The Associated Press)

A humane society says a man has been arrested in connection with 25 dead cats that were found in plastic bags hanging from trees.

The SPCA of Westchester said Tuesday that Rene Carcamo of Yonkers has been charged with illegally disposing of the dead cats.

He is not charged with killing the cats.

The group's director of enforcement, Ernest Lungaro, says the disposal crime is what investigators feel they are "able to prove."

The dead cats were found in April. Tests on three bodies showed they had been killed with blows to the head.

Lungaro said he had no information on a defense lawyer for Carcamo.