Police: 2 men wanted on charges in cat scalding

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MOSS POINT, Miss. — Police are seeking two men who they say burned a cat by pouring hot liquid on the animal while in a cage.

Moss Point Police have issued arrest warrants for 43-year-old Larry Rostchild Jr. and 24-year-old Laderrick Rostchild, charging them with aggravated cruelty to an animal.

Cmdr. Stacey Deans tells the Sun Herald that police believe the Rostchilds burned the cat, later found dead. The act drew wide attention after a video was posted online earlier this month.

The men could face fines of up to $2,500 and up to six months in jail.

Karmen Coleman, 23, removed the video after learning she faced charges of rendering criminal assistance. She turned herself in Friday.


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