A 47-year-old man accused of running a breeding and cockfighting operation out of his Littlerock home has pleaded no contest.
Inocencio Rodríguez Aguirre on Wednesday pleaded no contest to three misdemeanor counts of possession of a bird for fighting, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
He is expected to be sentenced next month to three years of summary probation, 40 days of community service and animal cruelty counseling, according to the district attorney’s office.
In late February of 2014, authorities raided Aguirre’s residence on the 11300 block of East Avenue R-4 in Littlerock and seized approximately 150 game birds. (Read more here.)
Twenty-eight of the roosters were in fighting trim with their combs and wattles cut to prevent injuries during a fight and their spurs filed down so blades could be attached, according to Deputy District Attorney Daniel Rochmes.
Aguirre was arrested March 28, 2014, according to LASD inmate records. He was released from jail days later and has remained out of custody while awaiting trial.
He is scheduled to be sentenced March 26 at the Antelope Valley courthouse.
The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
[Information via news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.]
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