KXNT Programming (Including Rush Limbaugh)Now on 840 AM, Radio.com App & HD 2 Channel

Teen Boys Accused Of Drowning Kittens In Cup Of Water Staying In Jail

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two 16-year-old boys accused of drowning a pair of kittens in a cup of water will be staying in a Las Vegas jail until a hearing July 17.

The order came Monday during a hearing in Clark County Family Court. The teens also must undergo a psychological evaluation.

  1. Police say the boys are the first people in Nevada to face a felony cruelty charge since a stricter law was enacted last year. Authorities are also seeking a misdemeanor conspiracy charge.

The boys are being prosecuted as juveniles, and their names aren’t being made public.

A neighbor reported hearing animal cries and seeing the boys drown the animals. That was two days after a gray cat gave birth to two kittens in the backyard of a home in northwest Las Vegas.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

blog comments powered by Disqus
Get Started
Introducing Your New Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live