Texas man charged with murdering uncle in feud over roosters | EUROtoday

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A 21-year-old Texas man has been charged with killing his uncle in a feud over rooster possession.

Aaron Cervantes faces a capital homicide cost and is being held on a $2m bond in Hildalgo County, Texas, after police mentioned he shot and killed his uncle on Thursday, native outlet Valley Central stories.

Just earlier than 4 am on Thursday, Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a gunshot wound at a house in rural Mission, Texas.

There, they found 54-year-old Fernando Madrid shot inside a rest room, the workplace mentioned in a press release. EMS arrived quickly afterwards and declared him lifeless.

Aaron Cervantes, pictured in a booking photo, has been charged with killing his uncle during a dispute over chickens
Aaron Cervantes, pictured in a reserving picture, has been charged with killing his uncle throughout a dispute over chickens (Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office)

Family members current informed police Mr Cervantes had proven up that morning to take roosters he believed belonged to him. Madrid confronted his nephew as he eliminated the chickens from the property, which sparked an argument, witnesses informed police.

The Sheriff’s Office says Mr Cervantes shot his uncle throughout the altercation with a handgun.

Police additionally arrested a second man however have since launched him as a result of “he took no part in the criminal offense,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.

A GoFundMe has been launched for Madrid’s family members. His memorial service is deliberate for Monday, in accordance with the fundraising web page.

Local outlet Express News reported police wouldn’t affirm whether or not the altercation was associated to cockfighting, during which birds are made to struggle for spectators who pay to attend and place bets on the end result.

The follow is widespread all through rural Texas, in accordance with the outlet.