[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1370736470&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4089496&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1370736470 type=script]MONTEVALLO, Ala. (WIAT)– A University of Montevallo student accused of killing cats on campus is asking for youthful offender status. 20-year old Christian Slaton is charged with four counts of intentional animal torture. Last October, he allegedly killed four cats and displayed their carcasses around the campus. A hearing on the youthful offender status is set for August 5th. If Slaton is convicted, the youthful offender status would limit the length of his punishment and probation.