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August 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Stevenson man pleads not guilty to blowing up dog

STEVENSON, Skamania County (AP) — A Stevenson man accused of blowing up his dog pleaded not guilty Thursday in Skamania County Superior Court.

Christopher Wayne Dillingham is charged with possessing an explosive device, reckless endangerment, a fireworks violation and animal cruelty.

If convicted, the 45-year-old could face up to 20 years in prison.

KATU reports Dillingham remains in jail on $500,000 bail.

He was arrested early Aug. 5 after neighbors reported hearing the blast. Deputies found a yellow lab, named Cabela, decapitated.

According to court papers, Dillingham said he killed the dog because an ex-girlfriend had “put the devil in it.” He also said he was preparing for the rapture.

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