News Man indicted on a charge of allegedly slamming cat with a shopping cart and lighting it on fire, killing it @AlisonFox Updated September 18, 2014 8:55 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A man was indicted Thursday on a charge that he pushed a shopping cart into a cat and then threw a flaming cloth on it, killing it, authorities said. Ernesto Bailey, 31, pleaded not guilty to felony aggravated cruelty to animals, fifth-degree arson, and torturing and injuring animals, according to the Bronx District Attorney's office. On July 25, Bailey allegedly slammed the cat with a shopping cart before pouring flammable liquid onto a cloth and lighting it on fire, according to the DA's office. Bailey then allegedly threw the flaming cloth onto the cat. If convicted, he faces a maximum of four years in prison. Bailey's attorney did not immediately return a call requesting comment. His next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 1. In May, 21-year-old Andre Robinson was charged with allegedly kicking a 1-year-old cat named King, who survived the attack, in Brooklyn. Robinson allegedly posted a video of the incident online, igniting plenty of backlash. He was charged with a misdemeanor. King was adopted in June. @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.