Man dies in cockfight accident

By Octavio Abea

A California man died after being stabbed by a rooster that had a sharp blade attached to its leg from a cockfight being held in the man's house Sunday.

Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, was apparantly stabbed by the rooster in the right calf and died two hours later, reported the Los Angeles Times.

USA Today reported that the illegal cockfight was interrupted by Talure County Deputies. Everyone, including Ochoa, fled the scene where five dead roosters were found.

California is a frontier for animal cruelty awarness being the first state to ban the use of battery cages to hold egg-laying hens in 2008, according to the Los Angeles Times.

County court records show that Ochoa had recently paid a fine for owning or training an animal for fighting, USA Today reported.

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