Texas boy with special needs intentionally set on fire, mother says

KERRVILLE, Texas – A Texas boy with special needs is on life support after his mom says two other boys intentionally set him on fire over the weekend.

Kayden Culp, 10, was playing with the others in a field when one boy allegedly threw gasoline on him and the other set him on fire, according to WOAI.

"He needs justice," said family friend Ashley White. "I mean, no kid deserves to go through anything he’s going through. At all. Period."

Mother Trysten Culp thinks the attack was planned.

Kayden, who displays autistic behavior but has not been formally diagnosed, suffered burns on more than 20 percent of his body. Injuries ranged from his belly button to his ears.

Kayden is battling infections and doctors have given him medication to stabilize his heart, according to his mother.

Investigators continue to examine the alleged crime scene, where Kayden's bicycle still lies, according to WOIA.