FRESNO, California (AP) – A judge has sentenced an 18-year-old man to 120 days in jail for clubbing 925 Foster Farms chickens to death in Fresno last year.
The Fresno Bee reports the judge also ordered Gabriel Quintero to enroll in anger management and drug treatment programs and to take mental health counseling once he is out of jail. He also has to pay Foster Farms $4,620 for the dead chickens.
Authorities say Quintero and two boys, ages 15 and 17, broke into a Foster Farms chicken shed in Caruthers and used a golf club and other weapons to kill the chickens on Sept 20.
The juveniles were taken to the Juvenile Justice Center and faced similar charges. Because they are minors, the juveniles weren't identified and their court proceedings were kept confidential.