Declan Garrity, the 24-year-old financial analyst accused of torturing his roommate’s cat will be allowed to return to his apartment to collect his things, the New York Daily News reported.
Garrity will reportedly have a police escort as he collects his belongings from the apartment where he abused his roommate’s cat.
"You will have to wait for an officer to accompany you to that location,” Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Joanne Watters explained to him in court. “It’s only for that time period”
The allowance comes on the heels of Garrity’s former roommate registering a restraining order against him.
News of the feline abuse was first reported late last week. According toABC New York,the roommate slowly started noticing the cat was acting strangely and developing injuries.
It wasn’t until the cat’s owner took it to the vet that the owner learned “the fragile cat had actually been brutally beaten and tortured for weeks.”
“Her injuries range from missing teeth and claws, to broken bones, and burns all over her body” ABC New York reported.
Garrity was arrested and charged with two counts of felony aggravated animal cruelty.
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