The Caturday Report! Creepy Kitty Killer Gets A Year In Jail
“You are a criminal. The jury’s verdict made you a criminal . . . A
prison sentence is warranted. You acted with aggravated cruelty to an
animal, which you admitted to,” said [judge] Zayas.
Ferrugio, 50, of Ozone
Park, used a wrench to beat the black-and-white kitty in February 2012
after it scratched his arm as he fixed his car’s tire outside of Neir’s
RICHARD FERRUGIO Says it attacked him first.
“This defendant should be the example and sentenced to the maximum to
show that his actions against animals won’t be tolerated. It is proven
that acts against animals turn to acts of violence with humans,” said
Queens Assistant District Attorney Hugo Basso.
He added that Ferrugio turned down probation offers on “several occasions,” despite warnings that he could get jail time.