According to a report in Fox News, the 10-year-old was placed in an induced coma earlier this month after being lured into a shack near his Kerrville, Texas home, doused with gasoline and set on fire. According to the boy’s own telling, says Fox, a child he knows enticed him to a field, where other children were waiting. The boys involved are reportedly ages 9, 10, and 11.
Whether the act was intentional or accidental is under investigation. One of the boys was taken into custody nonetheless and charged with first-degree arson.
According to Recode, the child, Kayden Culp has come out of the coma in recent days and moved to a recovery center, where he can now “eat and drink on his own and is constantly smiling,” his father, Scott Culp, wrote in an email to Recode. Still, he remains in critical condition.
The child happens to be the son of an employee at hot tech startup – Eero – a San Francisco-based maker of a smart wireless routing system. Since the attack, CEO Nick Weaver tweeted about the incident earlier this morning, asking people to please donate funds to the family of Culp on a GoFundMe page, where a $10,000 goal has already been surpassed.
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