Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Cockfighting is about as deplorable as acts between man and animals get, so there's seemingly some karmic retribution going on here:
A man attending an illegal cockfight died after being stabbed by a rooster.
The incident occurred during a cockfight in which birds are strapped with razor-like knives to fight each other, often times to their death.
The Kern County coroner says 35-year-old Jose Luis Ochoa was declared dead at a hospital about two hours after he suffered the injury.
An autopsy concluded Ochoa died of an accidental "sharp force injury" to his right calf.
According to the Bakersfield Californian, this was not the victim's first cockfight.
Last year, Ochoa paid $370 in fines after pleading no contest to one count of owning or training an animal for fighting, according to Kern County Superior Court records.