He was allegedly doused with petrol and set on fire by another boy
A child has been taken into custody and charged with first degree arson after a 10-year-old boy with special needs was set on fire.
Kayden Culp is believed to have been playing in a field with two other boys when one doused him with petrol and set him on fire last Sunday in Kerville, Texas.
In a statement, the local fire marshall said the unidentified boy taken into custody is “responsible for causing the victim’s severe burns”, FOX San Antonio reports.
Kayden is now fighting for his life in hospital after suffering burns on 20 per cent of his body, from his belly button to his ears.
His parents say his organs are failing and he has been put on life support in an induced coma.
His mother said he exhibits autistic behaviour and has trouble speaking and hearing, but has not been diagnosed.
The Telegraph USA