LI man arrested after beaten, bound kittens found dead in trash chute

37-year-old Justin Visconti
Photo credit Nassau County Police Department
By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he beat, bound several kittens and threw them down his apartment building’s garbage chute in Mineola.

Nassau County Police said in a statement the cats died from blunt force trauma after they had been bound with duct tape before being placed in cardboard boxes and sheets and tossed down the chute.

Police said Wednesday the bodies of several kittens were found outside the trash chute of a building where 37-year-old Justin Visconti resides.

Officials arrested Visconti Tuesday, on four charges of aggravated animal cruelty.

Visconti faces up to two years in prison if he is convicted.Police said Wednesday the bodies of several cats and kittens were found outside the trash chute of a building where Visconti resides.

Visconti is due in court Wednesday afternoon in Hempstead.

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