Pit Bulls Put to Death; No Word on Charges
Texas City, TX - This makes the third senior citizen in several months attacked by pit bulls while taking out the trash. Because the dogs were loose, this case may qualify for the penalties Lillian's Law doles out. The dog owner might want to ask himself if having three pit bulls is worth 10 years behind bars.
As soon as the jury is shown the woman's injuries, you can bet they won't have much sympathy for Brown.
The dogs attacked Minnie Davis while she was taking out her trash. Police said Davis crawled back into her house to escape, suffering severe bites on both legs. Davis was hospitalized at the University of Texas Medical Center. She is reportedly seriously hurt, but will survive. A UTMB spokeswoman said that Davis did not want her condition released.
Neighbor Michelle Reiter, 25, said she heard Davis' screams and went outside to help. She said she didn't realize the pit bulls were loose. "I didn't even get all the way to the fence and three pit bulls charged from straight across the street." She screamed for her husband while kicking and stomping to keep the pit bulls from getting a firm grip on her leg.
"I was trying to make sure I didn't die," she said.
The dogs' owner, Javaras Brown, 25, could not be reached for comment, but Reiter said children living with Brown released the dogs from runners and they jumped a fence. She said animal control had previously responded to complaints about the loose dogs loose. The article does not state if the owner was cited for the past violations.
04/14/08: Dangerous Dogs Make it Unsafe to Take Out the Trash