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Published June 13, 2011, 06:45 PM

Stavaas in court

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - 24 year-old Benjamin Stavaas appeared in Otter Tail County Court for a motions hearing.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

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.