Man accused of killing pet fish receives year in jail

Cody Lee Gorman
Cody Lee Gorman

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Martinsburg man who had faces multiple counts of animal cruelty after causing the deaths of multiple pet fish was sentenced to one year in jail Monday .

The incident occurred when Cody Gorman, 23, ransacked a house in August 2014.

Gorman pleaded guilty in September to one count of felony destruction of property, and was ordered to pay almost $900 in restitution to the victim for the loss of the fish and fish tanks.

Fourteen counts of animal cruelty in connection with the deaths of as many fish were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

The Herald Mail reports single counts of burglary and breaking and entering and two counts of petit larceny also were dismissed.


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