Former Socorro City Councilman will face jury trial for animal cruelty

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 8:44pm

A judge ruled Thursday that former Socorro City Councilman Jesse Gandara Jr. will face a jury trial for animal cruelty charges.

Gandara was arrested and charged with animal cruelty in April after El Paso County Sheriff's deputies searched his home and found dead chickens and a flea-infested dog.

A trial date has not been set.

Gandara was previously arrested in March for felony theft.  A trial on that charge is scheduled for October.



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