West Virginia Burglar Who Killed 13 Fish During Burglary Sentenced To 1 Year In Jail

At his sentencing, man apologized for his actions, saying it was "a really dumb thing for me to do."

Orange Molly (Poecilia sphenops). Via h080/Flickr

A burglar or burglars in England broke into a home last month and in the process, shattered the home of a goldfish. These burglars then placed the goldfish in a sink full of water before they left with stolen goods. Contrast this with a burglar who in September ransacked a home in Martinsburg, West Virginia, killing several fish in the process after he destroyed three fish tanks and then removed copper pipe from the basement of the home.

Oscar fish
The burglar killed mollies, goldfish and oscar fish, in addition to a frog.
Cody Lee Gorman, 23, pled guilty to a single count of felony destruction in this case and was ordered to pay $896 in restitution. In the process of ransacking the home, Gorman killed six goldfish, six mollies, one frog and one oscar fish. He was charged with 14 counts of animal cruelty for each death he caused, but those charges were dropped. Gorman will now spend one year in jail for his crime.

It is really weird that some burglars would save a fish while another deliberately kills fish. They are fish. At his sentencing, Gorman apologized for his actions, saying it was “a really dumb thing for me to do.”

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