California man dies in cockfight, and a bird is the killer

Fresno BeeFebruary 7, 2011 

A man died last week from injuries received during a cockfight in Tulare County.

According to the Kern County Coroner's Office, Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, of Lamont died Jan. 30 from injuries he received from a fighting rooster during the cockfight at Avenue 24 and Road 128 near Earlimart.

A spokesman for the Kern coroner said an artery in Ochoa's leg was severed by a blade attached to the rooster's leg.

Ochoa was taken to a Delano hospital where he died, so the death was investigated in Kern County.

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