Martinsburg man indicted in fish deaths


A Martinsburg faces 14 counts of animal cruelty in connection with the deaths of as many fish during the course a home burglary in August 2014.

A Berkeley County grand jury also charged 22-year-old Cody Gorman numerous other counts including burglary, breaking and entering and felony destruction of property, and two counts of petit larceny, according to an indictment released by Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely’s office.

Gorman stands accused of destroying three fish tanks at the residence he allegedly broke into, as well as stealing a rabbit worth $30 and cutting and removing copper pipe worth less than $1,000 from the basement of the home.

The fish that were killed included six goldfish, six molly fish, one frog and one Oscar fish.

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