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Anonymous David  |  4/13/2008 6:33 AM  |  Flag  
He had the dog chained in the basement and someone needed to tell him the dog was dangerous. That beats it all. He wouldn't have wanted the dog if it wasn't dangerous.
Should have given him a 3" pocket knife and thrown him in a pit of alligators.

Anonymous schultz  |  4/13/2008 9:54 AM  |  Flag  
what a joke. i feel very sorry for the young boy but not the father. i wouldn't be surprised if king is laying the groundwork for a lawsuit against the minneapolis animal control for failing to protect them.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  4/13/2008 11:58 AM  |  Flag  
The perp's lawyer had the good foresight to choose a trial by Judge instead of a trial by jury.

The law is an ass!

The judge has a small point by pointing out another animal control breakdown...Not mentioned was the fact that the perp was actually breeding this manbiter.

Anonymous Dee  |  4/13/2008 1:22 PM  |  Flag  
Talk about a mess! Perhaps the prosecution team will have a follow up and issue some clarification. Hard to know through news reports exactly what happened in that court room. What's clear is that the judge didn't buy the prosecution's argument at all.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  4/14/2008 12:45 PM  |  Flag  
Interesting insight from an attorney here:

Anonymous Trigger  |  4/14/2008 1:16 PM  |  Flag  
It must be terribly hard to convict (at least for a jury) after a family dog kills a child. I wonder what is happening in the Holden Jernigan case -- the grandmother is being charged with child endangerment I believe. It doesn't look like there has been any recent news.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  4/14/2008 8:19 PM  |  Flag  
The mother of the other Dorchester County toddler killed by a pit bull in 2007 was convicted of reckless endangerment of a child.

Out of 35 deaths in 2007, only two dog owners have been successfully convicted. Unsat!!

Blogger bitbypit  |  4/17/2008 1:54 PM  |  Flag  
A lawyer talks about the case
Those are haunting questions indeed. None of the medical professionals who treated the pit bull bites thought to tell the family to destroy the dog. The insurance company that paid out a bite claim also made no such recommendation and did not raise rates to such an extent to get the family’s attention. The city of Minneapolis never followed up and went through the process of having the dog declared dangerous.

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