Andrew Wordes fought the City of Roswell, GA (a suburb of Atlanta) over his right to raise chickens on his property, beginning in May, 2009, earning the moniker "the Chicken Man." At one time, he had nearly 200 chickens. His problems escalated. Flooding added to his woes.
In late February, 2012, he suceeded in being interviewed by Rusty Humphries on his afternoon talk show on 640 WGST in Atlanta. In the interview, he expressed his frustrations. It's 8 1/2 minutes long, including most of Rusty's introductory comments. Click on the bar to hear it.
On Monday, 3/26/2012, faced with foreclosure eviction, Mr. Wordes called an AJC reporter, telling him to watch what was about to happen. He poured gasoline in the house and lit it, resulting in an explostion and fire. His body was found in the house. Here's the AJC report.
Fox 5 News at 10PM 3/26/2012 had a excellent video report.