16-year-old charged with burning cat

A 16-year-old Kansas City, Kan., youth has been charged with cruelty to animals for allegedly burning a cat.

Nekko Pike is also charged in the Juvenile Division of Wyandotte County District Court with aggravated intimidation of a witness. Authorities said he burned a cat last month in the 4100 block of Willard Court. The cat’s injuries were so significant that it had to be euthanized.