Accused kitten killers could be sentenced Tuesday
The two teens accused of killing 2 kittens are headed to court on July 17. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas (KTNV) -- The two boys accused of drowning two small kittens will be back in court tomorrow where they could possibly receive their sentences.
When those two teens arrive at the juvenile courthouse tomorrow, they'll be greeted by protesters.
The group named Animal Rights Nevada plans to be there at tomorrow’s sentencing.
They will be calling for maximum punishment under the new Cooney's law.
“Everyone is making signs, getting together all their banners tomorrow in preparation," said Stacia Newman, who plans to be in front of the courthouse tomorrow. “It's an outcry from the public.”
Newman is an advocate who lives in the same neighborhood where the crime happened.
According to the animal control report, she was there when the investigating officer questioned the accused kitten killers.
During their time in juvenile detention, the teenage boys have been undergoing psychological evaluations. Newman said the judge is waiting on the results of those exams before deciding if the boys should be charged as adults or juveniles.
“We would be hoping for a maximum sentence that would be very, very strong, and not just a slap on the wrist and let them do community service, because that's not going to be enough,” said Newman.
If the case moves to adult criminal court, the boys would be facing one to four years in prison. But if they're charged as minors, they could be receive a sentence as light as counseling.
Action News will be at tomorrow's court appearance.