Eagle resident on trial for cruelty to animals

Eagle resident on trial for cruelty to animals
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By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — A local man says a dog that he and his girlfriend owned suffocated when its muzzle became stuck in a snack bag.However, prosecutors say Ryan Slater beat the dog to death and are charging him with aggravated cruelty to animals and domestic violence, both felonies.Slater’s four-day trial started Tuesday morning.Sweet and sourSlater and his girlfriend, Alicia Baldwin, lived together in Gypsum. He bought her a pit bull puppy, and they named it Journey. After about a year and a half, their relationship began to sour.On Aug. 5, 2014, an argument erupted when Slater found another man’s contact information …

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