9-Year-Old Charged With Setting Cat On Fire

Full story: NBC 10 Philadelphia

A 9-year-old boy was arrested on charges that he set a cat on fire. New Castle County police and agents from the Delaware SPCA arrested the boy at his home on Friday.
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phillyjim0217

United States

#1 Jul 28, 2008
a beginning
mass murderer

Since: May 08

Forked River, NJ

#2 Jul 28, 2008
im so glad they charged him and didn't just brush it aside because he is 9. there is no way in he** a 9 year old doesn't know setting ANYTHING on file, especially a cat or anything living, is a bad idea and will cause alot of damage. WTF is wrong with these kids today. keep this kid away until he is 18 and ONLY let him out when he proves he isn't psycho!!!!!!
ellie22

United States

#3 Jul 28, 2008
this kid deserves to be punished.I am glad they charged him and he was locked up.anyone who does something as heartless as that does not belong on the streets.I just hope the charges stick and he doesnt get off easy.
Barney Fife

Evart, MI

#4 Jul 28, 2008
They should light him on fire and see how he like the feeling.
I Hate Cats

Horsham, PA

#5 Jul 28, 2008
Anyone in the mood for roasted cat?
omg

New York, NY

#6 Jul 28, 2008
they say serial killers started off hurting animals..i hope they stop this kid before its too late
Sal

AOL

#7 Jul 28, 2008
Another straight A student who is a perfect angel? The parents will look to sue the police.
Phil E

AOL

#8 Jul 28, 2008
omg wrote:
they say serial killers started off hurting animals..i hope they stop this kid before its too late
Yep. That's how they start.
Here We Go Again

AOL

#9 Jul 28, 2008
Sal wrote:
Another straight A student who is a perfect angel? The parents will look to sue the police.
He has already been in trouble before. He needs a good a** whooping before it is too late. I heard on the news they want to get him help before it is too late.
don

Bridgeton, NJ

#10 Jul 28, 2008
this is not a child mental case,it's a case of where is the parents in all this!!! oh what's the defense "his father wasn't in his life!!!" there is one remedy for this .put a belt to his behind, he'll straigten out then!!!
Richard

Beijing, China

#11 Jul 28, 2008
Felony cat killing? Has the justice system lost it's mind. The kid might me nothing but trouble, but a felony, that is nuts.
Phil_E_Drifter

Narberth, PA

#12 Jul 28, 2008
Make sure you hold this little crotchfruit's parents responsible as well. For failing to parent.
Phil_E_Drifter

Narberth, PA

#13 Jul 28, 2008
Barney Fife wrote:
They should light him on fire and see how he like the feeling.
Indeed. I second your motion, kind sir.
mickey

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Jul 28, 2008
the parents in New Castle County are doing a great job!!! Keep it up you welfare collecting losers. Throw the parents in jail along with the kid.
I Hate Cats

Horsham, PA

#16 Jul 29, 2008
Beijing smells wrote:
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Not surprised by your comment since canines and felines are a delicacy in China. I'll bet that's what will be served in your restaurants during the Olympics w/o visitors knowing.
It's just a stupid cat, get over it! Cats are very tasty! Beijing can cook up a good cat!
NotALemming

Warminster, PA

#17 Jul 29, 2008
They should arrest the kid's PARENTS. He learned that behavior somewhere, I'm sure....
The Inventor

Deepwater, NJ

#18 Jul 29, 2008
meOOWWWWWWW! Didn't Jerry the Mouse set fire to Tom over and over in the Tom & Jerry cartoon? It was all fun and games then. Now we're suprised that one kid takes it too far. Blame Hanna Barbara (or if you prefer, blame Bush).
Ann Margaret

Mount Laurel, NJ

#19 Jul 29, 2008
Hate to say this, but WHERE WERE THE PARENTS? According to the news this boy has a record of past incidents, so why wasn't he sent to a psych in the past? Maybe they think stealing and killing animals is minimal, and they are waiting for him to kill another child.

There is way too much cruelty to animals in the past few years, along with people shooting other people for no reason. We are getting to be a very sick nation, and I wonder if it is all due to our allowing our children so much freedom and the right to do what they please. Maybe we should go back to the way this country raised children years ago.
The Inventor

Deepwater, NJ

#20 Jul 29, 2008
Ann Margaret wrote:
...There is way too much cruelty to animals in the past few years...
...such a fine line with animal cruelty - how much is "just enough" and how much is "way too much"? Kinda like eating prunes, I guess.
Lisa

Burlington, NJ

#21 Jul 29, 2008
Very disturbing..
*get this child help and find the root of his deep anger/mental picture (hope this child can be rehabilitated) if not..another person to monitor for abusive/disturbing behavior.

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