UPDATE: Suspect in Vicious Cat-Kicking Incident Awaits Verdict
A man who was caught on tape viciously kicking a stray cat appeared back in a New York City court today.
You may remember the case of 22-year-old Andre Robinson from May, when the video was posted online and quickly went viral.
Before his trial started last month, Robinson pleaded not guilty to an animal cruelty charge and told a judge he should not go to jail. Though he has several prior arrests, including for robbery at knife point, Robinson argued that it was his "first offense."
Robinson was arrested after the video drew massive outrage and front-page coverage in Big Apple newspapers.
He told the Daily News at the time, 'it was just a spur of the moment, it just happened," adding that the cat was "bothering" him.
Laura Ingle reported from Brooklyn on the trial, saying Robinson could get one year in prison if he's found guilty.
Though animal activists want him to serve time, others point out that he'd be facing less of a penalty if he had kicked a human.
In the video above, you can see Robinson walking into the courthouse, though he did not answer questions.
The cat, later named "King," was injured in the attack, but he's since been adopted and is doing well.
We'll update you here when we get word of the verdict.