Skip to comments.6-month sentence in stabbing death of parrot
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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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?
“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.
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.
A blonde and a brunette are walking down the street. The brunette looks down and says, “Aww, look, a dead bird.â
The blonde looks up and says, “Where? Where?”
A murder most fowl..
A murder most fowl..
Good thing it wasn’t a mynah.
Why didn’t they charge him with a hate crime? After all, he must of hated that squawking parrot.
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?
So killing a bird is murder worthy of jail time.
But abortion, killing the unborn, is some sort of right.
Betcha this is how it happened.
Parrot: Awwk! F*CK YOU!
Man: FORK YOU!
And he did.
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.
A Norwegian blue most likely, pinin’ for the fjords.
Maybe he’s pining PING.
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...
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’.