I just found out that the second guy took a plea and got a 32 month sentence.
No We never saw the birds again. Apparently many houses/properties were searched but they were never found.
"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~Anatole France
Owned by & slave to: Oliver & Gemma the parrotlets, Fee the green cheek conure, & the budgie crew. RIP Mina the linnie.