Monday, October 02, 2006

Poultry Murder Spree In Coshocton

October 1911--A poultry murder spree swept through the barnyard of George Stewart leaving behind the mangled, bloody carcasses of 42 show chickens and ducks.

Stewart pinned the slaughter on a unidentified rogue dog due to muddy dog tracks he found throughout the poultry yard and pens. Stewart said the dog attacked between and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Stewart found many of the award winning chickens suffering from brutal flesh wounds and broken limbs. A number of the birds had to be put to death due to the severity of their injuries.

A number of the birds were valued at $20-25 apiece.


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