- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) - Washington County authorities say a suburban Portland teen accused of starting several fires at his home and killing the family cat has been arrested.

Court papers say the 18-year-old’s mother told a sheriff’s deputy this week that her son admitted killing the pet, had been lighting fires in his room and started another fire on a dog kennel fence near their Tigard-area house. The parents found the dead cat under their bed.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/IMu6l0 ) that William Nelson was booked into the county jail for investigation of arson and aggravated animal abuse.

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Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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