Justin Visconti, 37, modified into arrested on Tuesday and is going via four counts of aggravated animal cruelty after a resident and a building employee came upon several insensible animals outdoor the trash chute on the Mineola, N.Y., complex, in maintaining with Nassau County police. The insensible animals were came upon over several assorted days, police added.
The kittens and cats were mosey with duct tape and wrapped in sheets and were came upon internal cardboard boxes, in maintaining with investigators, who added that the animals were then discarded into the building’s trash chute.
Police said the animals died from blunt power trauma.
(Nassau County Police Department)
“These cats were badly mutilated, these cats were tortured by some formula,” Jed Painter of the Nassau County District Attorney’s Animal Crimes Unit suggested WABC-TV. “We had extra than one broken bones. In fact, with out a doubt one of the most animals, handsome grand every single bone in the physique modified into broken.”
The animals reportedly did no longer belong to Visconti and it’s miles rarely definite the keep they came from.
Visconti’s neighbor’s came upon out referring to the deaths when law enforcement officials were knocking on doorways, asking residents if they were lacking their cats, in maintaining with the station, which added that residents additionally bought a letter informing them referring to the nerve-racking discovery.
“This individual wants lend a hand. That is shocking that something so innocent that doesn’t build what’s occurring to private that, that is the worst part I will be able to recall to mind,” one neighbor, who is a cat owner, reportedly said.
Visconti has a prison historical previous which contains prior arrests for mammoth larceny, stalking and aggravated harassment, WABC reported.