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Girl jailed for roasting kitten

2009-08-11 21:25

New York - A 14-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to burglary and animal cruelty for killing a kitten in a 260-Celsius oven.

The New York City Law Department says the girl will spend 18 months in juvenile jail for the May 6 death of the kitten, named Tiger Lily.

Authorities say she and a friend ransacked a Bronx apartment before putting the animal in the oven, where it cried and scratched before dying, the Daily News reports.

The friend, 17-year-old Cheyenne Cherry, pleaded guilty last month to animal cruelty and attempted burglary. She is expected to get a year in jail when she's sentenced on September 2.