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Friday, May 17, 2013 - 8:44pm
El Paso, TX (KDBC) — 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.