Posted: Aug 16, 2013 7:58 PM by Michael Marsh
Updated: Aug 16, 2013 7:58 PM
Source: Associated Press
PORTLAND, OREGON- The daughter of the last king of Romania had to go before a judge to face charges of running a cockfighting business at her ranch. Princess Irina was brushing elbows with European royalty two years in Bucharest celebrating her father's 90th birthday but now she wears prison orange. She and her husband, a former sheriff's deputy, are accused of staging at least ten cockfights where blades were attached to the birds' legs. Irina Walker is 60 years old and faces years in prison if she's convicted of operating an illegal gambling business and violating the Animal Welfare Act. Her daughter says Princess Irina loves animals and would never watch a chicken die in a fight.