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Dad, Son Arrested For Setting 7-Year-Old On Fire, Videotaping It

SAXONBURG (KDKA) - A Saxonburg man has been arrested for dousing his then-girlfriend's 7-year-old son with a flammable liquid.

Then, police say the man's own 15-year-old son set the younger boy's shirt on fire.

Edward B. Myers, 35, allegedly used his cell phone to film the attack at his Carol Drive home as he watched the boy burn.

According to the criminal complaint, Myers, and his 15-year-old, and 11-year-old sons also repeatedly shot the victim with airsoft guns, and pellet-type guns.

Police say the boy was taken to the hospital for third-degree burns on his face and chest, and welts on his forehead.

Myers is in the Butler County Prison on $250,000 bail.

Saxonburg Police Chief Joe Beachem told the Butler Eagle that the 15-year-old is facing similar charges in juvenile court.

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