News update

Teens arrested for clubbing 900 chickens
to death
2014-10-04 09:23
Los Angeles – Four California teenagers
were arrested and accused of clubbing
dead 920 chickens, authorities said on
Thursday.
The incident happened on 20 September
at a Fosters Farm facility in Caruthers,
California, about three hours north of
Los Angeles, according to Fresno
Sheriff’s department.
Gabriel Quintero, aged 18, two 17-year-
old boys and a 15-year-old boy are
suspected of using “a golf club and
another similar type instrument to
slaughter the birds,” according to the
press release.
Investigators say the teens pulled back
a wall to one of the chicken sheds to
enter the facility.
The suspects, who were arrested on
Wednesday night, are accused of killing
about 920 chickens.
Authorities said they recovered evidence
from the teenagers’ homes linking them
to the scene.
They face felony charges of burglary
and cruelty to animals, the statement
said.
The chicken farm estimates the value of
the destroyed birds at around $5 000.
– SAPA

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