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Boy celebrating 10th birthday loses much of his hand and suffers various other injuries when neighbor hands him lit firework: Cops

Authorities in California say a boy is recovering from serious injuries in the hospital while one of his neighbors is facing criminal charges.

According to Fox News, 27-year-old Walter Revolorio is accused of handing Aaron Carreto a lit firecracker at the 10-year-old boy’s birthday party.

Even as medical personnel worked to repair as much of the extensive damage as possible — including the loss of most of his left hand — at a hospital in Orange, the preteen spoke to a local news outlet about the experience.

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“They lit a firework and then they gave it to me,” Carreto said. “The fuse went down, I looked at it and then it popped in my hand when I was going to throw it.”

Revolorio was arrested following the incident on July 6 and was charged days later with multiple felony criminal counties, including child abuse under conditions likely to cause bodily injury or death and possessing a destructive device in public.

As for the Carreto, his sister said he “feels betrayed by those people around us and wants to start a new life far away from where he grew up.”

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[Featured images: Aaron Carreto, GoFundMe]