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Knox to prosecute aggravated animal cruelty

Betty Bean
Government/Politics columnist

A Corryton man has been charged with killing two neighborhood dogs on Thanksgiving morning and faces two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals.

Billy C. Mounger Jr. is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Feb. 23 in Criminal Sessions Court. Unlike a “simple” animal cruelty case, which is a misdemeanor, aggravated cruelty is a Class E felony, punishable by one to six years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000.

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