We are late in this story………and not remarkably, the grandfather from the Bay Area that left his grandkid or whoever the kid was, unsupervised in the house, while the wife was supposedly sleeping, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter after his (3 or 4) pitbulls killed the kid. He kept the dogs in the garage and did not bother to have a sufficient lock on the door leading to the garage. How dumb is that? That means he should have never had the 4 dogs all in one place and he CERTAINLY knew NOTHING about keeping such dogs, nor did he know the background of such dogs which came from shelter.
IN most but not all deadly human-dog cases, the deaths could have been avoided completely, if the idiot owners were not idiots.
Southern CA man arrested on felony murder warrant after 4 dogs mauled a jogger to death. Recently and much of this year actually, deaths attributed to alleged bulls killing people have increased.
Whether such dogs actually are APBT, AmStaff or StaffyBulls, who knows? The thing is, no one should keep a pack of dogs like this. And by “this” we mean any group of larger dogs that can kill people. When dogs pack up you cannot stop them in general.
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man was arrested Thursday on a felony murder warrant stemming from the mauling death of a jogger by a pack of dogs earlier this month. The warrant against Alex Jackson, 29, also charges him with owner negligence, said Jane Robison, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. #Jackson was originally arrested shortly after the May 9 death of Pamela Devitt, 63, who was out for a jog when she was attacked by four pit bulls in Palmdale.
Jackson was released on bail while DNA testing was conducted to determine if his dogs carried out the attack.
Since January, authorities received at least three other reports of Jackson’s dogs attacking other people, according to Robeson. Jackson is also charged with several charges related to growing marijuana. It was unclear whether he had hired an attorney.
No number was listed for Jackson in the Palmdale area. Los Angeles County sheriff’s authorities said a driver saw pit bulls attacking Devitt in the high desert community of Littlerock. The driver called 911 and honked her horn to try to get the dogs to stop.
An arriving deputy saw a single dog still attacking the runner and tried to chase it off, Lt. John Corina said. The dog ran off into the desert, then turned around and attacked the deputy, who took a shot at the animal before it ran off.
Hours later, sheriff’s and animal control officials served a search warrant on Jackson’s home near the site of the attack and took away eight dogs, six pit bulls and two mixed-breeds.
The dogs were kept under quarantine for rabies observation at a Lancaster shelter. Four of the pit bulls seized were believed to have attacked Devitt. #Her husband told KCAL-TV he blamed the dogs’ owners for what happened. #”I do not blame the dogs. I don’t blame pit bulls,” Ben Devitt said. “I blame people who don’t take responsibility for their animals.”
Not all of the dogs are licensed, spayed or neutered as required by county and state law, said Marcia Mayeda, the county’s animal control director. #In one of the state’s most famous dog mauling cases, a San Francisco husband and wife were charged in the death of a neighbor in 2001.
Marjorie Knoller received a 15-years-to-life sentence. In rejecting her appeal, the California Supreme Court ruled that Knoller acted with a conscious disregard for human life when her 140-pound Presa Canario escaped and killed Diane Whipple in an apartment building hallway. Knoller’s husband, Noel, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.