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Upstate New York Man Charged With Drowning Girlfriend’s Dog

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GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – An upstate New York man is accused of drowning his girlfriend’s dog in the Hudson River.

Matthew Wisell, of Glens Falls, was arrested late Friday on a charge of aggravated animal cruelty, according to published reports.

The small dog was found dead in the Hudson River on Thursday. Its snout and legs were bound in black tape.

Police allege the 27-year-old killed the dog because of behavioral problems.

They said the dog belonged to Wisell’s girlfriend, who was not charged.

Wisell was being held pending arraignment. It was not clear if he had a lawyer.

He faces up to two years in state prison if he’s convicted on the aggravated animal cruelty charge.

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