Dalton C. Harrison of Cabool was sentenced after a cat was burned alive and later died. 

A teen has been certified to stand trial in the death of a Cabool cat that was burned alive.

Dalton C. Harrison, of 805 Cedar St. in Cabool, faces felony animal abuse charges for his role in the June burning of a small female cat in Cabool.

Harrison, who was born in 1994 and was 16 at the time of the incident, and 17-year-old Collin J. Beesler of Cabool, were arrested by Cabool Police on June 21 after the young feline, named Tinkerbell, was burned alive.

Beesler was charged on Aug. 8, while Harrison’s case was sent to the juvenile system.

Texas County prosecuting attorney Mike Anderson filed charges against Harrison on Monday, and a warrant for his arrest was issued Tuesday.

Beesler has been under house arrest since being charged. His pre-trial conference is set for 9 a.m., Nov. 8 at the Texas County Justice Center in Houston, and his jury trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. Dec. 12.

Both of those proceedings will be overseen by 25th Circuit Court Judge Mary Sheffield.

Tinkerbell died July 18 of internal infection that resulted from the burns she sustained over most of her body. The case drew nationwide attention on websites.


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