NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has dropped the most serious charge against a Brooklyn man accused of viciously kicking a cat.
A state Supreme Court judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors failed to demonstrate that the feline had been injured.
Andre Robinson was caught on video in May allegedly kicking a stray cat. According to the arrest report, the cat flew about 20 feet.
Robinson was charged with torturing and injuring an animal. The charge required prosecutors offer evidence of the cat’s injuries. The charge carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail.
The judge said the charge could be restored if prosecutors return with the evidence.
Meanwhile, prosecutors on Thursday added another charge against Robinson — attempted animal torture and injury. It carries up to 90 days in jail.