The main character is in jail saying that he dies tomorrow but he would like to tell his story first and thus perhaps free his soul from the horrible weight which lies upon it.
The main character who's name we do not know said that he had a very happy life he was married him and his wife both loved pets and animals and they had several pets of their own. But then he started to drink and could become very angry and snap at any moment.
One night the main character came home from the inn where he spent most his drinking and found that the cat was walking away from him in fear and he didn't like that something he loved was doing that to him. So he picked it up by it's neck took a knife out of his coat and cut out one of it's fear filled eyes.
Eventually the main character got so fed up with the cat running from him and making him trip that he grabbed it took it to his cellar and hung it by it's neck
One night the house caught on fire and burnt everything to a crisp
When the main character and his wife were in the cellar he noticed that the cat had somehow came back and when he went to go hurt it his wife got in between and out of anger he stabbed her right in the heart. later when the police came to the burnt down house they found the body and arrested the main character.