New York Teen Charged With Cooking Kitten To Death As “Practical Joke”

05_Flatbed_2 - JUNE05_Flatbed_2 - JUNECheyenne Cherry, 17, has “issues” with small animals. She was arrested for cooking a kitten Tiger Lily (shown right) to death as a “joke.” She has a history of crimes relating to small animals.

The New York teen told police it was just a joke and reportedly showed no regret over the crime. She will presumably be tried as an adult, particularly given the media attention and prior record.

Cherry’s explanation to the police was reportedly “I hate cats.” The feeling is probably mutual and shared by most living things who have encountered Cherry.

Police say that Cherry and a friend broke into a neighbors apartment and trashed the interior. She then cooked the kitty as a “practical joke” but throwing it into the oven and turning on the heat.

Remarkably, she said that left the cat to burn rather than listen to its cries and scratching.
She has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, burglary, arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.

Last year, Cherry was charged with armed dog-napping of a teacup Yorkie (left)*Jun 05 - 00:05* from a Bronx park. Her boyfriend reportedly put a BB gun to the female owner’s forehead. When the owner posted a $500 reward, Cherry tried to claim it and was arrested. She also has a 2007 arrest for assault.

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We have previously seen such people who believe it is funny to beat pets to death or burn a pet on a grill.

24 thoughts on “New York Teen Charged With Cooking Kitten To Death As “Practical Joke”

  1. She’s either a budding sociopath, possibly a serial killer in training, or she’s bucking for the Neocon Employee of the Month. Either way, Cherry needs to be removed from circulation before people get hurt. With single payer health insurance that included mental health coverage, she would be guaranteed help. Now her treatment will likely be a prison cell she’ll gain by paying the price of admission with another human’s life. No good comes from kids (or adults) who torture animals. It’s a gigantic behavioral red flag.

  2. Isn’t cruelty to animals by young people a sign of a pathology that leads to more serious crimes when those young people reach adulthood? I can’t imagine the psychological derangement that would allow this girl to bake a live kitten and call it a joke, but I read every day of what adults, who have as youngsters been sadistic to animals, are capable of.

    An interesting discussion would be what society’s options are with regard to treating youngsters who show this proclivity so that they don’t turn into killers or torturers of human beings as they grow older.

  3. i hope this child can be rehabilitated.
    “It’s gonna take a lotta love to change the way things are.”

  4. “Isn’t cruelty to animals by young people a sign of a pathology that leads to more serious crimes when those young people reach adulthood?”

    you are as usual quite correct. The evidence shows that children who kill or torture animals are likely to grow up to be adults that are seriously, mentally disturbed. Just as a side note: Were you aware that GW Bush had this history in his childhood?

  5. How gruesome.

    This young woman is very possibly a serial killer in training.

    The largest single survey to date of serial killers found:

    36 percent admitted to committing animal cruelty as children
    46 percent admitted to committing animal cruelty as adolescents
    36 percent admitted to committing animal cruelty as adults.[2]

  6. she looks like she is getting ready to try out for America’s Next Top Model in the anti-social personality disorder competition.

  7. noturus 1, June 10, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Disgusting. No defenseless creature deserves to be treated like this……..except a fetus.


    You know that is a bad statement to make. I bet your parent probably stated to you some time along the way that maybe you should have been aborted.

  8. It is time for this thug to be put behind bars for a long, long time. How anyone can do these kind of things to a defenseless kitten is beyond my comprehension. Mespo is correct about this sociopath being a match for M. Vick.

  9. noturus,

    Yes, that is just one of the several inescapable hypocrisies regarding Pro-choice. A nonhuman animal such as this kitten had a gestation period of about 65 days. However, human animals have gestations of about 280 days and at 65 days the 1-inch human fetus has a heart and brain waves are measurably detected from a fast developing fetal brain. Of course, fetuses are legally aborted for many months after that period.

    How do Pro-choice advocates reconcile the revulsion of a human illegally killing a nonhuman kitten against the legal killing of a much more innocent and completely helpless *human* fetal life that should be more ethically important that a domesticated pet?

    I am Pro-choice and a death penalty advocate. However, to be fair, Pro-life advocates are unequivocally far less hypocritical than those who are Pro-choice regarding this difficult abortion/life issue.

  10. Former Fed,
    I have to take exception to your comment that Pro-life advocates are less hypocritical than Pro-choice advocates. Most of the Pro-lifers I have ever dealt with are also pro-death penalty and lately, pro-torture. You can’t get much more hypocritical than that. Cardinal George comes to mind when I mention hypocritical pro-choice advocates when he railed against Obama speaking at Notre Dame when Bush II and other pro-Death penalty Presidents have spoken at Notre Dame without a hint of a problem from the Pro-Choice crowd. Maybe I just have a jaundiced view of Pro-life advocates, especially those that take the life of doctors who perform abortions, in the name of Pro-life.

  11. They should throw her in the oven as a “joke” and ignored her cries like she did with the poor kitten…

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