El Paso, TX (KTSM) — Former Socorro City Councilman Jesse Gandara Jr. will face a jury trial for animal cruelty charges.
Gandara was arrested in April after El Paso County Sheriff's deputies searched his home and found dead chickens and a flea-infested dog.
Gandara was charged with animal cruelty. A judge granted a jury trial, but a trial date has not been set.
Gandara was previously arrested in March for felony theft. A trial on that charge is scheduled for October.