10-yr-old Kayden Culp is fighting for his young life after being set on fire by another boy.
It’s believed the boy was playing in a field with two other boys when one doused him with petrol and set him on fire last Sunday in Kerville, Texas.
Kerville’s fire marshall said the unidentified boy taken into custody is “responsible for causing the victim’s severe burns”.
Kayden is said to be now fighting for his life in hospital after suffering burns on 20 per cent of his body, from his belly button to his ears.
“The other kids are saying that he was going to be riding his bike like he always is, my nephew Kayden is going to be riding his bike, and they said we’re going to grab him and take him inside and burn him,” Kelly Mack, Kayden’s aunt said.
“If it wasn’t premeditated, it still is attempted murder,” Ms Mack said.
A YouCaring fundraising page has already raised over $20,000 (£15,700) in financial support for Kayden’s family.