Spring Hill, Florida - Two teenage Pasco County brothers are in custody, accused of mutilating and killing at least 18 pigeons used for racing and breeding.
Pasco deputies say between January 8 and January 9 the two brothers, 13-year-old Randy Corbit and 14-year-old Cody Corbit, went into a neighbor's pigeon coops on Verndale Lane in Spring Hill. While in the coop, deputies say the teens killed at least 18 pigeons by stabbing them and slitting their throats. Some were even decapitated.
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The birds were raised for breeding and racing and were worth about $15,000.
Both brothers were arrested on charges of burglary and cruelty to animals and are being held in the juvenile detention center.
Deputies released the names of the both boys, because the charges are felonies. The teens have not been charged as adults at this time.
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