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Published June 13, 2011, 04:01 PM

Battle Lake man accused of slitting dog's throat back in court

Fergus Falls, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Another round in court for the Battle Lake man accused of slitting his dog's throat last summer.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fergus Falls, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Another round in court for the Battle Lake man accused of slitting his dog's throat last summer.

24-year-old Benjamin Stavaas appeared in Otter Tail County Court for a motions hearing. Stavaas is charged with 6-counts of animal cruelty after allegedly cutting the throat of his German shepherd mix, and leaving her to die. The dog survived.

Stavaas's attorney filed a motion to contest some of the charges. Stavaas has not entered a plea and remains in jail. His next court date has not yet been scheduled.

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