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Nov 4, 2011 7:24 AM by Kate Richards

Man jailed after dog abused and killed

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - An 18-year-old man has been jailed after a dog was mutilated and hanged from a bridge.

Joseph Nelson was being held Wednesday at the Mesa County Jail on $3,000 bond on suspicion of aggravated cruelty to animals, criminal mischief and other charges.

Authorities tell the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel that Nelson killed his mother's dog, a 3-year-old mix named De Mayo, in August.

No motive was given for the attack.

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