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Man charged in rooster shooting

May 3, 2012 at 4:21 PM   |   Comments

LAKE WORTH, Fla., May 3 (UPI) -- A Florida man is facing charges after he allegedly shot his neighbor's roosters because he was angry about their early morning crowing.

Cedric Leonard Livingston, 31, of Lake Worth, was charged Wednesday with crimes including possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, discharging a firearm in public and two counts of animal cruelty, The Palm Beach Post reported Thursday.

Ubencelado Maldonado, the owner of the roosters, told Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies he saw Livingston enter the back yard of their duplex April 9 and shoot the two birds with a chrome gun.

Maldonado said Livingston allegedly killed two other roosters two weeks prior to the incident with a hammer.

Livingston was ordered held in lieu of $12,000 bail.

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