Law Students Accused of Beheading Bird at Casino

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two men who say they're Berkeley law school students have been arrested after police say they killed and decapitated an exotic bird at the Flamingo resort-casino in Las Vegas.

Twenty-four-year-old Eric Cuellar and 24-year-old Justin Teixeira were jailed Friday afternoon on suspicion of conspiracy and willful malicious killing of wildlife.

Police say the two men were seen Friday morning laughing and throwing around the body of a dead, 14-year-old Helmeted Guinea Fowl that was part of the Flamingo's Wildlife Habitat.

Authorities say surveillance video captured the men chasing the large bird into some trees. Witnesses say they saw the two emerge carrying the body and severed bird head.

Police say the men claimed to study at Berkeley and had student identification cards.

It's not clear whether they have attorneys.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 173963241 -
Gray Television, Inc.