NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Staten Island man has been sentenced to four months in jail, after hurling his girlfriend’s cat from an eighth-floor apartment balcony, killing the pet.
Buriell Jones, 57, was sentenced Monday, according to a Staten Island Advance report. He pleaded guilty earlier this month to a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals.
Jones was arguing with his girlfriend when he threw the cat from the balcony, in a Stapleton Houses public housing development building on Broad Street on Staten Island.
The woman’s pet, named “Cat,” died Oct. 2. Cat was a 7-year-old black and white male domestic shorthair, the newspaper reported.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals spokesman Joseph Pentangelo said the cat hit an iron fence before slamming into the ground, and died of severe blunt force trauma, the newspaper reported.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Police Arrest 25-Year-Old Man In Shooting Of Hasidic Teen In Harriman
- Statue Returned To Greenwich Village Church After Theft Is Caught On Camera
- Ready, Set, Shop! Millions Hit The Malls To Score Black Friday Deals
- 2 Dead, 5 Rescued After Pontoon Boat Capsizes In Waters Off Manasquan
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)