One teen arrested for killing kittens and another faces arrest Wednesday afternoon for the recent killing of two kittens near Cheyenne Avenue and Cimarron Road.
Another teen is slated to be arrested in connection with the case.
Fox5news reports that according to Metro police,a Las Vegas resident reported that she witnessed animal cruelty in her neighborhood. She took pictures of the dead kittens and the teens who are allegedly responsible.
The Las Vegas resident has received threats from the teens after reporting the cruelty.
Those involved may face prosecution under the Cooney’s Law, a law passed a year ago which provides harsher measures for animal cruelty. The law makes the killing of animals such as dogs and cats a felony in Nevada joining 44 other states who have similar laws.
A felony charge for animal abuse in Nevada will come with a one-to-five year prison sentence and a fine of up to $10,000.
There have been numerous studies on the childhood behavior of serial killers and a commonality was that a number of them starting out “testing the waters” by killing animals from which they derived pleasure from.
Conney’s law can help to get these people off the streets for a long time and perhaps offer the opportunity to treatment.