Man accused of hanging dog will face trial

By Anna Carrera

Published 01/22 2014 10:46PM

Updated 01/23 2014 09:31AM

DANVILLE -- A man accused of hanging his dog from a tree will stand trial. Ryan Brigman is set to face a jury next month. He was charged with aggravated cruelty to an animal.

Family members say Brigman isn't a violent man, adding the mixed-breed German Shepherd had previously bitten some of them. More than 2,000 people signed an online petition asking for Brigman to get the maximum penalty.

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