Bronx teen confesses to roasting kitten

*Fucking sick.*

A Bronx teenager roasted her ex-roommate’s kitten to death in a stove – then brushed off the incident as a joke when she was busted, authorities said Thursday.

“I hate cats,” Cheyenne Cherry, 17, allegedly told investigators when asked about the heartless crime.

Cherry’s confession came after she was arrested Wednesday by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

She and an unidentified juvenile allegedly broke into Valerie Hernandez‘s Tinton Ave. apartment on May 6 and trashed the place.

Then in a shocking act of animal abuse, they tossed the woman’s kitten, Tiger Lily, into the stove and cranked up the temperature, ASPCA assistant director Joe Pentangelo said.

Cherry told authorities that she and her accomplice “thought we would play a joke on Valerie and mess up her apartment.”

The duo bolted from the apartment with DVDs and packages of noodles, Pentangelo said.

“She didn’t want to hear the cat crying and scratching at the oven door,” Pentangelo said.

Firefighters found the female cat’s remains smoldering in the oven after neighbors complained of smoke coming from Hernandez’s apartment.

“My brother came to my house and said, ‘I think food is burning,'” said Hernandez’s next-door neighbor Jannetssie Genau, 24.

“Later the police came and said what it was. I was upset because I had a cat myself before.”

Besides roasting the kitten, Cherry and her friend allegedly slashed Hernandez’s furniture, unscrewed light bulbs and threw bleach on the walls, Pentangelo said.

“I think what was done cries out for justice,” Pentangelo said. “It’s a shame that this kitten had to suffer like this. For the kitten to get caught up in whatever was going on with them is a tragedy.”

Pentangelo said the kitten was burned so badly a necropsy had to be performed to determine its sex.

Cherry was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, burglary, arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. She was released to the custody of her mother.

The unidentified juvenile involved in the incident has not been arrested.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2009/06/05/2009-06-05_evil_teen_who_tossed_cat_in_the_oven.html

5 thoughts on “Bronx teen confesses to roasting kitten

  1. eli says:

    This girl needs mental help…as in serious institutionalization for the sociopathically insane…this is sick beyond belief. Lock her up and toss out the key.

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    I think this is Cherry’s website: http://www.imeem.com/leron2

  4. Aikaterine says:

    As an educator who has worked with emotionally disturbed children for many years, I can tell you that this is one VERY disturbed human being (if we can call her that). Without serious intensive therapy she will only continue to commit these types of atrocities against animals and will eventually move on to crimes against people. And I don’t want to hear this crap about how she suffered abuse herself as a child – I was a victim of both physical & emotional abuse as a child and I’m not running around scorching helpless animals. This woman is a scary fucked-up person; she showed zero remorse for what she did. Oh yeah, that’s also one of the classic symptoms of a true sociopath. Society is not safe w/ this “woman” outside of a locked facility. Hopefully they give her the maximum penalty available. Ok that’s my bitch session for the day.

  5. anne says:

    consider sending a letter to the following authorities, requesting that Cherry is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and that she is sentenced to mandatory psychological counseling and jail time if she is convicted.

    Robert T. Johnson, Bronx District Attorney
    The Office of the Bronx County District Attorney
    198 East 161st Street; Bronx, NY 10451
    ph: 718-590-2000, 718-590-2312; fax: 718-590-2198
    email: angueirl@bronxda.nyc.gov

    Steven Reed, Director of Public Information
    The Office of the Bronx County District Attorney
    198 East 161st Street; Bronx, NY 10451
    ph: 718-590-2235, 718-590-2234

    Joe McCormack, Assistant District Attorney
    Bronx County District Attorney’s Office
    198 East 161st Street; Bronx, New York 10451
    ph: 718-590-2000, 718-590-2026; fax: 718-781-1129
    email: mccormaj@bronxda.nyc.gov

    Nancy Borko, Senior Assistant District Attorney
    Bronx District Attorney’s Office
    215 East 161st Street; Bronx, NY 10451-3511
    ph: 718-838-7114

    Maria T. Rivero, Administrative Assistant District Attorney
    riverom@bronxda.nyc.gov

    Anthony Girese, Counsel to the District Attorney
    Bronx County District Attorney’s Office
    198 East 161st Street; Bronx, New York 10451
    ph: 718-590-2175; fax: 718-992-0545
    email: giresea@bronxda.nyc.gov

    Judge Dennis J. Boyle
    G Correspondence Clerk
    Bronx Supreme Court Criminal Division
    851 Grand Concourse, Room 123
    Bronx, NY 10451

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