L.A. Firefighter Convicted of Beating Woman Unconscious for Feeding Stray Cats

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Ian Justin Eulian, pictured in court on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, is accused of beating a woman who was feeding cats near his house.

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A former Los Angeles firefighter was found guilty Thursday of beating a woman who was feeding stray cats in their West Adams neighborhood in an attack that was caught on surveillance camera.

Ian Justin Eulian, 39, was found guilty of one count each of battery with serious bodily injury and assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Eulian claimed the cats the victim was feeding had attacked his dog and were littering his yard, prosecutors said.

He confronted the woman as she sat inside her parked car on Sept. 14, 2013.

Surveillance video showed Eulian lean into the car and yell at the woman, who then threw cat kibble at him.

He then punched the woman twice, pulled her out of her car and hit her again as she fell to the ground unconscious, the release stated.

The surveillance video was played in court during the trial.

Eulian faces up to seven years in state prison when he is sentenced on June 30.

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