Double Dog Mauling Trial Set
Diane Cockrell was ordered to stand trial last month on two felony counts of possessing dangerous animals causing death and a misdemeanor offense of allowing dogs to stray. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 11 before Livingston County Circuit Court Judge Stanley Latreille. A status conference is set for March 21 and - if a plea bargain cannot be reached - the trial is scheduled for March 24.
Cockrell's four American bulldogs attacked and killed Cheryl Harper, 56, and Edward Gierlach, 91, on Sept. 13 after escaping from the Cockrell property on Crofoot Road, southwest of Howell.
07/27/08: Coverage of the Double Dog Attack Fatalities in Livingston