Man charged with Murder after his Pit Bulls attacked a woman

Man charged with Murder after his Pit Bulls attacked a woman.

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photo courtesy of abcnews.com

 

 

 

A California man has been charged with 1 count of murder, because a senior citizen was mauled by an entire pack of his dogs. ABC News reports, “Alex Donald Jackson, 29, was arrested Thursday morning and  charged with one count of murder in the fatal mauling of 63-year-old Pamela Devitt, who was out for a jog in the Mojave desert on May 9  when she was attacked. Passing motorists witnessed the mauling and called 911.” The autopsy performed indicated that the woman died of blood loss due to (up to) 200 puncture wounds on her body.

Here is the kicker, this man and his dogs had been reported for attacked people 3 times previous of this tragic event. The man had 6 pit bulls and 2 mixed breeds that had been terrorizing the neighborhood for awhile, and the man would even encourage the dogs. So I have to ask, did it really take the mauling of a 63 year old woman for something to be done about this!?  I would consider that a big FAIL from the Sheriff’s Dept.

Perhaps the reason Alex had a pack of vicious dogs “protecting” him was because of the marijuana grow operation he had running out of his home, which he was also charged with. The complete list of charges he received are: Murder, cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, possession for sale of a controlled substance, and assault with a deadly weapon.

All the dogs were full grown, and only had a fence about 4 ft high, which the dogs could (and did) easily jump over. All the dogs detained by the police dept. are expected to be euthanized.

Read the full story at ABCnews.com

So the question is, is the murder charge the right way to handle this? Why or why not? I know a lot of people say “blame the person, not the breed”, so what are your thoughts on the situation? Let me know in the comments below!

 

 




Comments

  1. says

    I do agree with blame the person not the breed. My sister had a bit pull from the time he was a puppy. Timber was the sweetest dog, but he was also raised in a loving home. Obviously they already had a problem with this guy and his dogs and I do think he should be accountable for their actions.
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  2. says

    I do agree with blame the person not the breed. My sister had a bit pull from the time he was a puppy. Timber was the sweetest dog, but he was also raised in a loving home. Obviously they already had a problem with this guy and his dogs and I do think he should be accountable for their actions.
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  3. Judy says

    I say blame the owner he was not responsible with his animals….no matter the bread he didn’t take action the first time any of the dogs where aggressive…and what about the Animal Control they didn’t do there job either.
    Like I say there is always concequences for our actions whether good or bad.

  4. KM says

    I agree as well. We also have a pitbull that is the sweetest dog. Gets along wonderful with my young kids. This guy more than likely raised them to be aggressive. He deserves his punishment.

  5. Michelle M. says

    The owner was definitely responsible for this tragedy but I also believe the sheriff’s office should be held accountable in some way for their lack of taking the dogs the first time they attacked. In Boise, city code says your dogs have to be chained when outside. He was not even responsible enough to have a 6 or 8 foot fence or chain them up, he deserves a harsh punishment and so does the sheriff’s department.

  6. Anna says

    Oh heavens, I say blame the breed. Pitbulls are notorious for being vicious. In 2012 4 children in the Houston, TX area were killed by dogs. All of them pitbulls, and the youngest victim was 6 weeks old. 6 weeks old and hanging out with the “family pet” that was “so sweet” and “such a good dog.” Yes, it was. Til it ate their baby.

    Study dog attacks. 67% of ALL dog attack fatalities are pitbulls. Get a clue people. That breed of dog is a joke. The people who own them are typically the kind of people who don’t take care of themselves, let alone their dogs. That means because those dogs are not nurtured, they revert to their violent nature. The nature of a pitbull is violent, and if not coddled and bottlefed they are monsters. I don’t trust them. I know countless vets who won’t even allow them in their offices.

    I am glad this guy was charged with murder. He needed to be off the streets.

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