2nd teen arrested in killing of kitten

June 17, 2009 2:52:36 PM PDT
New York City police say a 14-year-old girl was arrested by ASPCA officers for allgedly burning a kitten to death in an oven.She's the second teenager charged in what ASPCA official Joe Pentangelo calls "an agonizing death," with the animal crying and scratching at the oven door in the Bronx apartment.

Named Tiger Lily, the kitten belonged to a former roommate of one of the teens.

After a fallout, authorities say the two broke into the former roommate's apartment last month, poured bleach on various items and slit the sofa and electrical cords.

The 14-year-old was charged Wednesday with aggravated animal cruelty and burglary. A 17-year-old, identified as Cheyenne Cherry, had previously been charged with arson, burglary, criminal trespass and aggravated animal cruelty.

"She knew the cat was in the oven struggling to get out," Pentangelo said. "Crying out and scratching to get out."


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