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January 16, 2018

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Court hearing for youths charged in kittens’ deaths delayed

A hearing in Clark County Family Court for two 11-year-olds accused of causing the death of six newborn kittens last month was delayed Tuesday.

Michael Watson, a prosecutor in the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, said results of psychological examinations on the youths had just been completed, prompting the delay.

The two youths now are due back in Family Court at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 4, when they are expected to enter their plea, Watson said.

The case dates to Oct. 9 when witnesses were alerted to what sounded like glass shattering around the 9600 block of Russell Road. Initially, according to Metro Police, witnesses thought the two juveniles were throwing rocks at an apartment building.

However, the youngsters had been throwing rocks at a mother cat giving birth, the witnesses told police. The cat’s six kittens ultimately died.

Clark County Animal Control turned investigation over to Metro Police to locate the suspects, who had fled the area.

The youths remain on house arrest.

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