Police Believe Mother and Pit Bull Killed Child
Toronto, CA - In a bizarre Canadian homicide case that continues to grow stranger, it was recently revealed that police always believed that the mother and pit bull contributed to the death of 7-year old Sharon.
"We felt that the mother and the dog took part in the attack of the little girl in the basement, that was based on all of the evidence, not just the pathology evidence," Insp. Brian Begbie testified yesterday.
It is the first time police have spoken publicly about the controversial case since it dissolved in 2001 amid conflicting medical opinions and allegations of a cover-up.
The mother, Louise Reynolds was charged in 1997 with killing her seven-year-old daughter, Sharon. Her mutilated body was found in the basement of the family home on June 12. She had suffered more than 80 injuries (including multiple stab wounds and dog bites) and a large portion of her scalp was torn from her head.
Some experts said Sharon was stabbed to death, but other experts said the pit bull mauled her to death. Because prosecutors couldn't clearly establish a cause of death they decided to withdraw the charge. Ten years later, the police are still smarting from the case -- they always believed the case should go to trial. They had a substantial amount of circumstantial evidence.