Teen accused in puppy-burning seeks reduced bond

Darius Ewing

Credit: Dallas County

Darius Ewing, who was wanted in connection with the torture death of a puppy, turned himself in to Dallas police on Friday.

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Posted on May 9, 2012 at 10:30 PM

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.

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