Man killed by fighting rooster

Man killed by fighting rooster
A fighting rooster found during a former bust in Bakersfield is seen in this November 2010 file photo.
EARLIMART, Calif. — A Lamont man was killed earlier this week by a chicken.

Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, was stabbed by a knife attached to the leg of a fighting rooster, the Kern County coroner's office said Friday.

The accidental stab wound to Ochoa's calf, as determined by the autopsy, happened Sunday in Earlimart in Tulare County. He was taken to Delano Regional Medical Center, where he died about two hours later.

The coroner didn't specify what killed Ochoa, whether it was excessive bleeding, infection or something else.

Even though Kern County handled the autopsy, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department is handling the investigation. It's unknown if a cockfight was underway at the time of the accident.