Nov 4, 2014 6:45 PM by News Staff
A Shasta County judge has ordered the Palo Cedro man accused of killing his girlfriend's dog and then feeding her part of the remains will stand trial.
34-year-old Ryan Watenpaugh was in court today for a preliminary hearing, he has pleaded not guilty to charges of domestic violence, stalking, animal cruelty, and imprisonment.
According to Redding Police investigators, Watenpaugh sent gruesome, detailed messages to his then-girlfriend, causing her to believe he was responsible for her dog's disappearance.
In court today, Watenpaugh's ex-girlfriend gave harrowing details of her abusive relationship.
Watenpaugh will be back in court for an arraignment hearing on November 18.
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