Police arrest man for burning 80 parrots to death
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Police arrest man for burning 80 parrots to death

Rishon Lezion resident suspected of killing birds over dispute with a tenant at a property he owns

Parrots at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Parrots at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Police on Wednesday arrested a resident of Rishon Lezion for allegedly burning to death 80 parrots.

The 60-year-old is suspected of lighting the birds’ cage on fire as a result of a dispute with their owner, a tenant at an apartment he owns, police said.

The man is set to be indicted on Wednesday during a hearing at the Lod District Court, according to police.

Authorities are also seeking to hold the man in custody until the end of legal proceedings.

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