Teen killed a chicken every 15 minutes until mom mended relationship with his girlfriend


LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala – A north Alabama teenager has been arrested after following through on a bizarre threat to kill his mother’s chicken unless she mended the relationship between him and his girlfriend.

18-year-old Haden Smith was arrested in Elkmont on Thursday and charged with third-degree domestic violence and criminal mischief.

Deputies say Smith threatened to kill one of his mother’s chickens every 15 minutes until she contacted his girlfriend’s parents and attempt to mend their relationship.

The sheriff’s office says Smith gave his mother a noon deadline before he started killing the chickens. Deputies say he sent her pictures of each chicken he killed at 15 minute intervals, killing six before he was arrested.

He also threatened to burn his mother’s house down, kill any deputies that arrived on the scene, and kill himself, according to the sheriff’s office.

It’s unclear if Smith has a lawyer.

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