Roy, in this morning’s write-up you were needlessly harsh to young Cheyenne Cherry, the 17-year-old who was sentenced to a year in jail for her part in the roasting death of a kitten named Tiger Lily.
You failed to point out that Cherry’s crime was only that she failed to respond to the kitten’s desperate clawing at the oven door as it was being roasted.
It was her co-defendant, a 14-year-old whose identity is being protected because of her age, who actually shoved little Tiger Lily into the oven.
Two Minute Hate may now resume.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 16, 2009