A western Montana man has pleaded guilty to charges that he set illegal traps near the Clark Fork River in Missoula, killing a dog.

Jaymz Partida pleaded guilty Thursday in Justice Court for setting traps without tags and not properly setting another trap.

He faces a separate charge of illegally setting a trap within the city limits.

Partida's nephew, who faces the same charges, told KGVO-AM that he was responsible for the traps. Both said they felt bad about the dog's death.

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