Milan Rysa, the Astoria bodybuilder who threw his dog out a third-floor window to its death, pleaded guilty to second-degree reckless endangerment on March 15 in Queens Criminal Court.
It was the most serious charge against him and in exchange the animal cruelty charge was dropped, according to Kevin Ryan, a spokesman for the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
Rysa, 30, tossed his 50-pound shar-pei, Brooklyn, out of his apartment window on Steinway Street at around 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 12. The canine nearly struck two women before hitting the pavement.
Based on his plea, the illegal immigrant from the former Czechoslovakia faces 364 days in prison when he is sentenced on April 18 and will be barred from owning any animal for three years, Ryan said.