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6-month sentence in stabbing death of parrot
Heraldnet ^ | November 27, 2012 | Rikki King

Posted on 11/28/2012 12:37:08 PM PST by Gamecock

EVERETT -- An Everett man was sentenced to six months in jail Tuesday for the stabbing death of his former girlfriend's parrot.

Richard J. Atkinson, 63, pleaded guilty last month in Snohomish County Superior Court to first-degree animal cruelty and second-degree domestic-violence malicious mischief. He's been held at the Snohomish County Jail since the Aug. 19 attack.

Police alleged that Atkinson was alone at the former couple's Everett home when he killed the bird with a serving fork and then trashed the house.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: awwk

1 posted on 11/28/2012 12:37:11 PM PST by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vuW6tQ0218


2 posted on 11/28/2012 12:38:42 PM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Larry Lucido; F15Eagle
Perhaps the parrot ate the key to the perps’s strongbox and he needed the keys to retrieve his cuff-links....
3 posted on 11/28/2012 12:39:17 PM PST by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
Maybe he's just resting


4 posted on 11/28/2012 12:40:10 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Hoodat

Beautiful plumage.


5 posted on 11/28/2012 12:42:13 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Gamecock

It’s a good thing for detectives that this guy came clean on his own. Usually, it would be the parrot that would tell the tale of the guilty, which of course, is not possible in this caper...

wonder who was the detective that solved this... someone like Nick Danger, Third Eye?


6 posted on 11/28/2012 12:43:37 PM PST by C210N (In favor of private rights and public happiness)
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To: Gamecock

“Police alleged that Atkinson was alone at the former couple’s Everett home when he killed the bird...”

Ohhhh noooo...a Parrot killing reported by Gamecock.

Now, that’s how I like my irony.


7 posted on 11/28/2012 12:46:19 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Gamecock

So there is this parrot and he knows a bunch of swear words and the owner says , “If you don’t stop swearing I’m going to sick you in the freezer.” So the parrot starts swearing and the guy puts him in the freezer. The parrot continues cussing up a storm but after a few minutes the parrot suddenly stops. The guy says “Will you stop swearing now?” and the parrot says “I’ll stop, but first I want to know what the chicken did.


8 posted on 11/28/2012 12:48:01 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Gamecock

A blonde and a brunette are walking down the street. The brunette looks down and says, “Aww, look, a dead bird.”

The blonde looks up and says, “Where? Where?”


9 posted on 11/28/2012 12:50:03 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Gamecock

A murder most fowl..


10 posted on 11/28/2012 12:50:54 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Gamecock

A murder most fowl..


11 posted on 11/28/2012 12:51:12 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Gamecock

Good thing it wasn’t a mynah.


12 posted on 11/28/2012 1:02:10 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Gamecock

Why didn’t they charge him with a hate crime? After all, he must of hated that squawking parrot.


13 posted on 11/28/2012 1:04:45 PM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Gamecock

Wasn’t it in that liberal cess pool/sewer Seattle area where that ‘Tuba Man’ fella was murdered by a teenage gang/pack of holder’s people on a street but received no punishment, or next to nothing, and this guy gets 6 months?


14 posted on 11/28/2012 1:12:36 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: Gamecock

So killing a bird is murder worthy of jail time.

But abortion, killing the unborn, is some sort of right.


15 posted on 11/28/2012 1:13:38 PM PST by Wildbill22
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To: Gamecock

Betcha this is how it happened.

Parrot: Awwk! F*CK YOU!

Man: FORK YOU!

And he did.

;-)


16 posted on 11/28/2012 1:27:38 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Gamecock

I don’t think I would tell my fellow inmates that I killed a parrot and got thrown in jail. I think I would change the story to “I killed a stool pigeon”. Sounds a little more menacing.


17 posted on 11/28/2012 1:32:49 PM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Scoutmaster

A Norwegian blue most likely, pinin’ for the fjords.


18 posted on 11/28/2012 1:33:05 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Gamecock; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Daffynition

Maybe he’s pining PING.


19 posted on 11/28/2012 1:52:31 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: bobby.223

Nobody like a tuba player, parrots can be cute or at least interesting so long as you don’t have to hear that squawking 24/7/365...


20 posted on 11/28/2012 1:58:45 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Gamecock

I once had a young man in my employ went off to prison and returned on work release with many stories.

One of his mates, convicted of cock fighting told him ‘every day Colonel Sanders kills thousands of chickens, Nothing, I kill one and get two years’.


21 posted on 11/28/2012 2:41:58 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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