FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -A Flagler County man who tortured a kitten by burning the animal and biting its lip off, faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced Monday afternoon.
Angel Roman, 29, pleaded no contest last month to the animal cruelty charges.
The kitten named Oreo was taken into custody during the summer. Code enforcement officers from Palm Coast paid for its veterinarian bills.
The kitten's ear was burned along with its whiskers. Even worse, Oreo's lip was bitten off, according to officials.
Investigators said Roman was left alone with a litter of his roommate's kittens.
Oreo survived, but two others went missing and another was choked to death.
The kitten was adopted and renamed Phoenix. The new owner said he rose from the ashes.