Poynette man found guilty of poisoning, killing dog

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PORTAGE (WKOW) — A jury has convicted a Poynette man of poisoning his ex-girlfriend’s dog.

Trent Hebel was found guilty of animal mistreatment and stalking in Columbia County Court.

Hebel was arrested after authorities said he put meat laced with rat poison and antifreeze in a dish for the dog.

Gander, the beloved dog of Tim Rittmeyer and Ali Reigstad, died in May of 2015. Hebel was arrested in September of 2016 after a fingerprint tied him to the crime.

According to the Portage Daily Register, Hebel fainted after the guilty verdict was read Wednesday.

Dani Maxwell

Dani Maxwell

Dani Maxwell is the Content Manager for 27 WKOW.

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