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