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A man is accused of beating and torturing his neighbor’s cat while livestreaming it on Facebook.
Tyrike Richardson, of Staten Island, allegedly used a knife and stick to inflict wounds on Chester.
The disturbing footage shows the cat being attacked multiple times before a chair is thrown over its body, reports NBC New York.
The cat was thrown into a trash can and left outside to die, say prosecutors.
Miraculously, Chester survived. But he suffered blunt force trauma, a punctured lung, rib fractures, bumps on the ear, a bloody nose, broken teeth, tongue abrasion, organ injuries, head trauma and muscle injury.
He is currently being cared for by the ASPCA.
The incident took place on June 29.
Richardson is being held in jail after an appearance at Richmond County State Supreme Court.