Published July 29, 2008
NEW CASTLE, Del. – Authorities have arrested a 9-year-old boy and charged him with setting a kitten on fire in Edgemoor Gardens.
New Castle County Police say officers and Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals arrested the boy Friday.
Police say he is charged with a felony count of cruelty to an animal causing death. He failed to post bail after being arraigned and is being detained at the county detention facility.
Police are still looking for more youths involved in the killing.
Authorities say the youths were seen July 10 pouring lighter fluid on the kitten in Edgemoor Gardens, then setting the kitten on fire. The kitten ran to a nearby tree, where it died.