Attorney Comments After Judge Throws Out Felony Charges in Fatal Dog Attack Case

Jerry Yates daughter, Jami Southard, and flowers placed where his life ended. Dead Men Tell No Tales archived Calaveras County, CA - On March 22, reported that Calaveras County Superior Court Assigned Judge Thomas A. Smith ruled that Sheryl Sellers would not face trial on felony charges after the mauling death of Jerry Yates. The judge cited California Penal Code Section 399, which requires prosecutors to prove that the person killed by vicious dogs took "re… [Read full blog post]

2010 Dog Bite Fatality: Mountain Ranch Man Mauled to Death by Two Pit Bulls

Jerry Yates' seen in his Celebration of Life photograph. Pleads Not Guilty UPDATE 09/17/10: Sheryl Sellers pleaded not guilty in a crowded courtroom on Tuesday, despite her dogs involvement in previous acts of aggression. Sellers lawyer, Ken Foley, also filed a motion to dismiss Judge Douglas Mewhinney declaring that he was prejudiced against the defendant. Yates' daughter, Jami Southard, had hoped Sellers would plead guilty and put the incident to rest. "She’s not goi… [Read full blog post]