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Court proceedings move forward in Knouff Lake dog shooting case

November 14, 2015 - 11:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - Court proceedings are underway for a man accused of killing two dogs near Knouff Lake in December 2013.

Richard Charles Gerald Benton, born 1969, faced a preliminary inquiry yesterday, Nov. 13 in Kamloops Provincial Court.

If lawyers determine there is sufficient evidence to proceed with trial in Kamloops Supreme Court, Benton has elected to be tried by judge and jury.

Police became involved after the owner of the two dogs discovered both pets with gunshot wounds. One of the dogs died and the second was transported for emergency care but eventually euthanized.

Shortly after the incident, a spokesperson from Barriere RCMP said an animal cruelty investigation was pending.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724

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