Condo Owner Frustration - Animal Cruelty or Pest Control?


What happens when a unit owner is frustrated by the board's inaction and takes matters into her own hands? A dead peacock, a near conviction of second degree cruelty to animal and a potential lawsuit against the board.

Sandra Maloney, a 70 year old condo owner who resides in a condominium complex near Honolulu, Hawaii, was aware when she bought her condo in 2004 that there were peacocks on the condominium property. At first she thought they were lovely but as time went on, she realized that those stunning birds were also noisy and annoying creatures. In May 2009, after enduring too many sleepless nights of squawking, Maloney took a baseball bat and bludgeoned it to death.

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