A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday morning in the Court of Common Pleas for a Red Lion man accused of killing his 13-year-old second cousin and her dog.

Thirty-one-year-old David Goldsborough was charged Friday in the fatal stabbings of Destiny Leifheit and her Chihuahua, Chico.

Authorities say the girl was killed with a 12-inch samurai knife.

Goldsborough is charged with first-degree murder, animal cruelty, two counts of possession of a deadly weapon during a felony and carrying a concealed deadly weapon.

He is being held without bail on the murder charge.

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