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  • February 28, 2018
    DA McMahon: Staten Island Man Sentenced to Jail for Torturing Neighbor’s Cat
    Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon today announced that TYRIKE RICHARDSON, 21, has been sentenced to 15 months in jail after previously pleading guilty to Aggravated Animal Cruelty, the top count E felony, for torturing his neighbor’s cat, named Chester, and abandoning the animal in a garbage can. As part of the sentence, the defendant is banned from possessing animals for 10 years; he must register with the NYC Animal Abuse Registry; and he must pay a judgment order in the amount of $8,226 to the ASPCA.