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Police: Man dug up pet, sent pictures

May 8, 2012 at 4:50 PM

KINGSTON, N.Y., May 8 (UPI) -- Police in New York state said a man accused of digging up a woman's dead pet chinchilla and sending her pictures is being held for psychiatric evaluation.

Kingston police said Raymond Williamson, 20, was arrested Sunday on charges of felony grand larceny, misdemeanor aggravated harassment and harassment, the Daily Freeman, Kingston, reported Tuesday.

Investigators said Williamson dug up a 19-year-old woman's pet and sent her pictures of the body with his cellphone following a domestic dispute.

Williamson was scheduled to be arraigned Monday but the proceeding was delayed pending the findings of a psychiatric evaluation at Kingston Hospital, police said.

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