4 young boys arrested for allegedly torturing kitten to death - New York News

4 young boys arrested for allegedly torturing kitten to death

Updated:
CHANDLER, Ariz. -

Warning: Graphic video

Police say someone reported an act of animal cruelty on Oct. 15 after six boys were caught on surveillance video at a trailer park near Arizona Avenue and Loop 202.

The video, from Oct. 14, shows six young boys on playground equipment playing with a white kitten and a small dog. The boys' ages range from 7 to 12.

At first the boys seem to just be playing with the animals, but then the boys allegedly pushed the dog down a slide and into the kitten.

Police say the boys can be seen hitting the kitten with a soccer ball, kicking it at the end of the slide repeatedly and eventually they threw it to the ground.

In the video, it looks as if the kitten is stunned or dead. The boys are then seen throwing the limp, lifeless kitten over a pool fence and into a pool.

Maintenance workers later found the cat dead in the pool.

Officers estimate the kitten is under 2-months-old. The kitten was allegedly found under one of the boys' trailers and sold to another for $3.

The investigation took a couple of weeks to complete because the suspects are children.

Four of the boys were arrested on Sunday morning and are being booked on a felony charge of animal cruelty.

Police say the 7-year-old boy is too young to face charges and the sixth boy was an observer and didn't participate in the abuse.

The four being charged will be taken to the juvenile detention facility in Mesa and their court dates will be pending.

No names will be released because the suspects are minors.

Didn't find what
you were looking for?

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Man helping turtle is attacked by dog

    Man helping turtle is attacked by dog

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:11:44 GMT
    A Hamden man has been mauled by a dog while trying to help a turtle cross a local road.
    A Hamden man has been mauled by a dog while trying to help a turtle cross a local road.
  • Polluted Gowanus Canal doesn't scare away neighborhood development

    Polluted Gowanus Canal doesn't scare away neighborhood development

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:57:02 GMT
    Every day, those who live and work in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn drive and bike and walk across their canal, growing a little more accustomed to but no less disgusted by its scent and appearance. Once the busiest canal in the United States, the Gowanus now bears the distinction as perhaps the most polluted body of water in the nation. No one knows exactly how polluted because few have summoned enough courage to dive into its murky depths to investigate.
    Every day, those who live and work in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn drive and bike and walk across their canal, growing a little more accustomed to but no less disgusted by its scent and appearance. Once the busiest canal in the United States, the Gowanus now bears the distinction as perhaps the most polluted body of water in the nation. No one knows exactly how polluted because few have summoned enough courage to dive into its murky depths to investigate.
  • Search for masked robbers in Caesars heist

    Search for masked robbers in Caesars heist

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:22 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:22:25 GMT
    The hunt is on in southern New Jersey for two suspects who made off with more than $180K from Caesars Atlantic City casino. The brazen robbers reportedly stole the cash from two plastic boxes on the casino floor. The robbery occurred on Monday at about 6 a.m. The masked robbers took off in a vehicle. The State Police Casino Gaming Bureau is handling the investigation.
    The hunt is on in southern New Jersey for two suspects who made off with more than $180K from Caesars Atlantic City casino. The brazen robbers reportedly stole the cash from two plastic boxes on the casino floor. The robbery occurred on Monday at about 6 a.m. The masked robbers took off in a vehicle. The State Police Casino Gaming Bureau is handling the investigation.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices