Man Jailed For Stabbing His Ex-Girlfriend’s Parrot To Death With A Fork

Man Jailed For Stabbing His Ex-Girlfriend’s Parrot To Death With A Fork
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A man has been sentenced to six months in jail for stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s parrot to death with a serving fork, and then trashing the home they used to share.

Richard J. Atkinson, 63, was alone in the former couple’s home in Everett, Washington when he killed the bird.

He pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and domestic violence malicious mischief in the August 19th attack on his ex-girlfriend’s parrot.

The woman said she had the parrot, Bailey, for 18 years.

Defense lawyer William Steffener said at Tuesday’s sentencing that his client doesn’t remember what happened.

Steffener claims his client may have mixed his anti-anxiety medication with whiskey and fell into a blacked out rage.

Snohomish County Superior Court Judge George Appel ordered Atkinson to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

In addition, Atkinson has to compensate for his ex-girlfriend’s parrot and the property he damaged. He also cannot own animals for five years.

Mr. Appel called the crime “depraved” and “hideous and barbaric.”


The judge said he hoped the time in jail and treatment orders would prevent Atkinson from ever hurting an animal again.

Who knows what the parrot said to send the man into such a furious rage.

Stephen Willard | Elite.

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