KERRVILLE, Texas -- Several days after a 10-year-old Texas boy with special needs was set on fire, a child has been arrested and charged as the primary suspect.
WOIA reports an unidentified minor who is allegedly responsible for causing Kayden Culp's severe burns has been charged with first-degree arson.
Kayden's mother Trysten Culp thinks the attack was planned.
“He needs justice,” said family friend Ashley White. “I mean, no kid deserves to go through anything he’s going through. At all. Period.”
Kayden, who displays autistic behavior but has not been formally diagnosed, suffered burns on more than 20 percent of his body. Injuries ranged from his belly button to his ears.
The family says the boy's condition worsened on Wednesday as his organs are failing and he remains on life support.
A YouCaring page was set up to help raise the family with hospital bills. The page has already raised more than $188,490.