NORTH PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Police in Rhode Island have charged a man with killing his ex-girlfriend's parakeet during an argument at her home last week.
Dorian Moron, 27, was charged with malicious injury to an animal, assault, vandalism and disorderly conduct, The Providence Journal reported.
Police say Moron and his former girlfriend got into an argument last Friday and he smashed a birdcage with two birds inside. Officers say Moron slapped one of the birds when the woman tried to pick it up.
Authorities say Moron also stole the woman's television and her cellphone.
Moron posted bail and was scheduled to appear in District Court on Thursday.
Moron couldn't be reached for comment Thursday. There's no phone listing for him and it's not clear if he has a lawyer.