After a psychiatric exam by a court-appointed physician, the Astoria bodybuilder who allegedly threw his dog out a window to its death, Milan Rysa, was deemed fit to stand trial on Oct. 7, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Oct. 24 for a pre-trial conference.
Rysa made bail after his Sept. 12 arrest, but remained imprisoned, as is the procedure when such an evaluation is requested, according to Kevin Ryan, a spokesman for DA’s office.
The defendant is being held at the Vernon C. Bain Center, a correctional facility in the Bronx, because he has an outstanding warrant, according to Sean Jones, a spokesman for the DOC, through he said he did not have further information on the reason for the warrant.
Rysa, 30, allegedly tossed his 50-pound shar-pei, Brooklyn, out of his apartment window on Steinway Street at around 8:30 p.m. on the night of the 12th. He is charged with animal cruelty for allegedly killing the animal and second-degree reckless endangerment because the canine nearly struck two women before hitting the pavement. He could face two years in prison if convicted.