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Man accused of killing girlfriend's dog arraigned

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GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – A Glens Falls man, accused of killing his girlfriend’s dog and leaving it in the Hudson River, was arraigned on Wednesday.

Police say Matthew Wisell, 28, admitted to killing the dog but said it was because the dog was having behavioral problems. However, on April 18, Wisell pleaded not guilty to his charged when he was indicted.

The dog was found with its snout and legs bound with tape near Havilands Cove Beach on the Hudson River earlier this month. The small, tan, mixed designer breed was between two and four years old. 

Wisell allegedly told his girlfriend he had found a new home for the dog. But police say he had actually killed it. His girlfriend is not facing any charges.

He has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty. He faced a Warren County judge at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Bail was set at $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. 

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