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Protesters attend Minn. dog-killing hearing

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Jul 19, 2013 at 5:56 pm

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) - Protesters turned out for the first court appearance for a Minnesota man accused of repeatedly hitting his elderly dog in the head with a sledgehammer.

More than three-dozen protesters carried signs demanding "Justice for Millie" outside the Scott County Courthouse Friday.

The demonstrators filed into the courtroom as 71-year-old Rudolph Poppe appeared on felony animal cruelty charges.

Poppe's attorney asked the judge to lower bail from $40,000 bond or $5,000 cash.

The judge refused to lower Poppe's bail.

The Scott County Jail roster no longer lists Poppe as an inmate. His next court appearance is Aug. 8.

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