UPDATE: A TEENAGER charged with the horrific slaying of a cat and explosive arson attack at an Arundel home last week will remain behind bars.
Jordan Christie, 19, faced the Southport Magistrates Court this morning charged with wilfully killing an animal, arson and wilful damage.
He was remanded in custody with the case adjourned to return on July 2 at the request of his solicitor.
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It’s alleged Christie and a juvenile accomplice stole a friends’ cat and decapitated it before using the animals blood to leave a threatening message on the garage door of the Hazel Court house.
The pair then firebombed a car in the front driveway and dumped the cats headless torso on the front doorstep of the home – its paws also severed.
Detective Acting Inspector Greg Aubort said a 24-year-old man had also been charged with extortion and misuse of telecommunications devices in relation to the incident.
“We will allege those charges relate to incidents leading up to the arson attack on June 17,” he said.
“There are numerous people involved in this inquiry and our investigations are continuing.”
It is reported that a love-triangle may have sparked the incident.
EARLIER: A TEENAGER has been arrested over the horrific slaying of a cat and explosive arson attack on the Gold Coast last week.
Thousands of people across the country were outraged when the blood from a mutilated cat was used to leave a threatening message on a garage door of an Arundel home last Tuesday.
A vehicle in the front driveway was firebombed and the cats headless torso was found dumped on the doorstep of the home – its paws also cut off.
A 19-year-old Southport man has been charged with one count each of injuring animals by night, arson and wilful damage.
He will appear in the Southport Magistrates Court today.