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Teens arrested for clubbing 900 chickens to death

04 October 2014, 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.



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