Gabriel Quintero — the 18-year-old who broke into a Foster Farms plant last year and killed 925 chickens with a golf club and other weapons — has been sentenced to 120 days in jail, along with mandatory enrollment in an anger management program, mental health counseling, and a drug treatment program, reports The Fresno Bee.
Quintero, who was accompanied by three juveniles at the time, confessed to being drunk during the incident. Superior Court Judge Don Penner, who presided over the case, also said that Quintero told the court-ordered psychologist that he was “ashamed and embarrassed for the stupid, senseless crime.”
Judge Penner, however, was less than convinced. “They killed the chickens for no apparent reason,” Penner said. “What would motivate anyone to commit such an offense?”
Quintero’s jail sentence was part of a plea agreement reached after he pled no contest to felony charges of animal cruelty and burglary. He will also need to pay Foster Farms $4,620 for the dead chickens.
The other boys who participated in the killings are minors and face similar charges at a juvenile detention center.