Friday, April 26, 2013

Md. man gets 60 days in deaths of 33,700 chickens

SALISBURY, Maryland – Authorities say a man accused of turning off power to a chicken house and causing the death of some 33,700 birds has been ordered to spend 60 days in jail.

Twenty one-year-old Joshua Shelton was convicted Thursday of fourth-degree burglary in a circuit court but found not guilty of animal cruelty, The Daily Times of Salisbury reported.

Shelton was ordered to serve three years of probation upon release.

Shelton was found smelling of alcohol and lying in the power control shed at a Delmar farm last August but told an investigator he didn’t remember entering the shed, according to charging documents. Full Article

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