Monday, November 3, 2008
San Antonio, TX - A Texas news source has reported on Denise Rocha's recovery and upcoming charges against the owners of the pit bulls that violently attacked her over two months ago. Rocha's right arm remains badly damaged and mostly paralyzed, and scars cover nearly half her body. Currently, Bexar County prosecutors are "readying" to present Rocha's case to a grand jury.
After the fatal attack of Tanner Monk in Stephens County, it only took 10 days to charge the dog owners. It's been about 65 since the near fatal attack of Rocha and Bexar officials have yet to call a grand jury.Bill Blagg, of the Bexar County district attorney's office, said, "There's enough in the file to tell us these dogs really harmed and injured a victim, and the person responsible should have an investigation done." A common citizen would hope so. Denise was hospitalized for 35 days after the near fatal attack and underwent 12 surgeries. Since Lillian's Law was enacted 14 months ago, Bexar officials have reportedly only secured 2 indictments.
Denise told reporters, "I have to live with this for the rest of my life. Lillian's Law is going to help." Lillian's Law was specifically designed to help victims like Denise. The law applies to victims, in which the dog attacked "off owner property" and caused serious injury or death. If Bexar prosecutors do not strongly pursue indictments, Lillian's Law -- which penalizes dog owners after a victim has been injured or killed -- cannot fulfill its purpose.
The names of the dog owners that attacked Rocha could not be released by the news source because the owners have not yet been charged with a crime.
11/19/08: Denise Rocha: Attacked by Two Pit Bulls is Recovering
09/19/08: San Antonio Woman Severely Mauled by Two Pit Bulls
05/29/08: Pit Bull Owners Arrested in Death of Tanner Joshua Monk
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| 11/04/2008 5:18 AM |
Lillian's Law will not prevent attacks unless their is a steady stream of irresponible dog owners heading for Jail...Punishment is only one part of the equation, and the reluctance of DA's to bring charges signals it's still open mauling season.
| 11/18/2008 9:36 PM |
ya uh what the fuuuuu I got bit saturday and there's no fuuu help for dog bite victims in Bexar County. Am I supposed to die at age 29 because I can't get help from a doctor for rabies???????? write me if you know how I can live the rest of my life. firstname.lastname@example.org The mf invited me to his house to see puppies and I get mauled by what were supposed to be 3 blue heelers that I think are part wolf. I scream for help in his back yard and loose my purse and cell as he watches from a distance. I don't remember the address I just know how to get there but he drove me there. Now there is no hotline or help in San Antonio, TX or Balcones Heights in the county of Bexar