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Animal cruelty trial date set for Jesse Gandara, Jr.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 8:36pm

The animal cruelty case has been set for former Socorro City Councilman Jesse Gandara Jr.

Gandara was arrested in April after El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies searched his home and found marijuana, dead chickens and a flea-infested dog.

Gandara Jr. was charged with drug possession and animal cruelty.

The jury trial for the animal cruelty case is set to begin May 29 at 9 a.m.

Gandara was previously arrested in March of this year for felony theft.

A trial on those charges is scheduled for October.


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