Buffalo, New York, taking pictures suspect Payton Gendron displayed his inhumanity towards animals earlier than his alleged racist assault on grocery store consumers.

Gendron, accused of killing 10 folks at a retailer he focused as a result of it served a Black neighborhood, wrote in March that he stabbed and beheaded a feral cat, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

In a diary-like entry that apparently originated on the messaging platform Discord, Gendron mentioned he noticed the stray attacking his household’s cat within the storage and repeatedly stabbed the animal. He wrote that he bashed its cranium in opposition to concrete and chopped off its head with a hatchet. He shared a photograph of the physique, decapitated and bloodied.

“I referred to as my mother and he or she gave me a field and I dug a shallow grave within the yard,” he wrote on March 25, per the newspaper. “Truthfully proper now I don’t really feel something about killing that cat. I believed I might be in ache however I actually simply really feel clean.”

Payton Gendron seems throughout his arraignment in Buffalo Metropolis Courtroom Might 14, 2022.

The New York Post offered different grisly particulars of Gendron’s entry, during which he recalled swinging the cat by its tail for higher drive in opposition to the exhausting floor, and requiring 20 swings of his hatchet to sever its head. He additionally posted a photograph his personal blood-spattered face afterward.

Gendron, a self-professed white supremacist, has pleaded not guilty to homicide. He expressed nervousness in different journal entries that his mother and father would uncover his mass taking pictures plot.

“My mother and father know little about me,” he wrote on Feb. 22 in a word reported by The Washington Publish. “They don’t know in regards to the a whole lot of silver ounces I’ve had, or the a whole lot of {dollars} I’ve spent on ammo. They don’t know that I spent near $1000 on random army s—. They don’t even know I personal a shotgun or an AR-15, or unlawful magazines.”