DALLAS — Darius Ewing, the teen charged with setting a puppy on fire earlier this year, wants a judge to lower his bond.
But that won't happen without a fight.
"This high bond sends a message to everyone that animal cruelty is a serious crime... it's a violent crime.... and it's not going to be slighted in any way," said Jonnie England of the Metroplex Animal Coalition.
Ewing will be in court on Thursday morning. His bond is set at $100,000, but his lawyer wants it dropped to $25,000.
The puppy, named "Justice," died a few days after the attack.