Justin Visconti, 37, was apprehended on Tuesday and is facing 4 counts of exacerbated animal ruthlessness after a resident and a structure staff member discovered a number of dead animals outside the garbage chute at the Mineola, N.Y., complex, according to Nassau County authorities. The dead animals were discovered over several different days, authorities added.
The kittens and cats were bound with duct tape and wrapped in sheets and were found inside cardboard boxes, according to private investigators, who added that the animals were then disposed of into the building’s trash chute.
Cops stated the animals passed away from blunt force injury.
( Nassau County Cops Department)
” These felines were severely mutilated, these cats were tortured by some methods,” Jed Painter of the Nassau County District Attorney’s Animal Crimes Unit told WABC-TV “We had numerous damaged bones. In fact, among the animals, practically each and every single bone in the body was broken.”
The animals reportedly did not belong to Visconti and it is unclear where they originated from.
Visconti’s neighbor’s discovered the deaths when cops officers were knocking on doors, asking citizens if they were missing their felines, according to the station, which included that homeowners also got a letter informing them about the troubling discovery.
” This individual needs assistance. That’s terrible that something so innocent that does not understand what’s occurring to do that, that’s the worst thing I can think about,” one next-door neighbor, who is a feline owner, reportedly stated.
Visconti has a criminal history which consists of previous arrests for grand larceny, stalking and exacerbated harassment, WABC reported.