Parrot stabbed to death; Everett man arrested

EVERETT — An Everett man was arrested Sunday night for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend’s parrot to death with a serving fork.

Everett police found the parrot’s body and the fork at the couple’s home after the girlfriend called 911, court papers show.

The woman reportedly told police that the man, 63, had been upset with her about a plan for them to have dinner with friends.

She said she went to the store, and returned to find the house trashed and the parrot dead on the floor.

When police arrived they found the parrot and a large pool of blood on the floor.

“Upon inspection of the parrot, it appeared to have been stabbed,” officers wrote in their report. “A serving fork with apparent blood stains was discovered on the living room floor. It appeared that the serving fork was used to stab the parrot to death.”

Officers reportedly found bloody footprints leading into the bathroom, where evidence indicated that someone apparently had cleaned and bandaged wounds.

They found the man asleep in a downstairs bedroom, police said. He had small cuts to his hands and arms. One of his socks also was bloody. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

On Monday he was being held at Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree animal cruelty and second-degree malicious mischief.

He was scheduled for a bail hearing in Everett District Court but refused to leave his cell.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com

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