Brooklyn Man Gets Jail for Beating Cat to Death

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    Madea, the cat beaten to death

    A Brooklyn man will spend six months in jail for fatally beating a relative's 9-pound cat with an umbrella.

    Lordtyshon Garrett was sentenced Monday for animal cruelty.

    The cat, named Madea, was beaten in October 2009. She suffered a collapsed lung and had to be euthanized.

    According to an ASPCA blog post on the incident, Garrett trapped the 4-year-old cat in the bathroom shower with the water on. When she was released, soaked and breathing laboredly, Garrett chased the cat around the apartment while repeatedly jabbing and beating her with an umbrella.

    Madea was gray, with black and butterscotch markings. Her eyes were green.

    State Supreme Court Justice Dineen Riviezzo also sentenced Garrett to five year's probation.

    The district attorney's office says Garrett also has to undergo anger management training, and perform 20 days of community service.