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      Teen charged with burning dog

      Florence police say they've charged a 14-year-old boy with Arson 3rd degree and Animal Cruelty.

      His name isn't being released because he is a juvenile.

      Last Saturday, officers say he poured lighter fluid on a dog near Iola Jones Park in Florence.

      Witnesses say they saw five or six teenagers standing around and laughing as the dog was burning.

      The five month old husky/chow named Princess by her owner died from the injuries two days later.

      The 14 - year - old suspect is in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.

      He is expected to be back in Florence early next week for a detention hearing.

      This investigation is ongoing.

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