News Dog Owner Charged With Murder After His Dogs Kill Boy

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    Dog owner to face murder trial in Detroit boy's death
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    DETROIT -- A man whose dogs dragged and killed a four-year-old Detroit boy as he walked with his mother has been ordered to trial on a second-degree murder charge.

    A judge said Thursday there's enough evidence to send Geneke Lyons to trial on the murder charge, manslaughter and possessing a dangerous animal causing death.

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    Xavier Strickland was walking with his mother when they were attacked by pit bulls on Dec. 2. Police had to shoot the dogs to free the boy's body. Three were killed; a fourth was euthanized.

    "One of (the dogs) grabbed the baby from her and drug the baby under the fence," witness Yolanda Samuels told CBS affiliate WWJ. "The dogs started mauling on the baby, and when we came out -- we were getting ready to go somewhere -- she said, 'Miss Lala, they've got my baby!'"

    Xavier's father, Clarence Strickland, said in December he wants to see justice.

    "The pain I feel, I want him to feel the same way. But he wouldn't ever because it wasn't his child, so he ain't gonna feel the way I feel in my heart," he told WWJ. "His 4-year-old boy didn't get chewed up by dogs, so he ain't gonna feel my pain."

    Lyons wasn't at the home at the time. The evidence included video of the attack recorded by a security camera. Lyons' attorney argued that he had no notice that the dogs were a problem in the neighborhood.

    Detroit's city council voted Tuesday to toughen the city's laws on vicious dogs, in response to Xavier's death, WWJ reported.

    Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement after the attack that it was "a gross understatement to say that this case is harrowing example of irresponsible pet ownership" and that "these dogs saw this child as meal," WWJ reported in December.

    Xavier's parents have filed a civil lawsuit against Lyons in Wayne County Circuit Court. They claim the dogs were a known danger in the neighborhood, but Lyons failed to keep the community safe from them, according to WWJ.

    "We get calls every day at our office about injuries caused by dogs with dangerous owners," attorney Mark Bernstein told the station. "But this affects our region more profoundly -- it's the death of a child."
     
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    Oh God ... I hope it's not OUR @xavier ! :chimp:
     
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    But seriously, what a horror story!
     
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    Lawyer speak for "blaeks." :secret:

    "We get calls every day at our office about injuries caused by dogs with dangerous owners," attorney Mark Bernstein told the station."
     
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    Fry the bastard.
     
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    Did the article anywhere mention that the boy was dressed up like a roasted chicken
     
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    Can we guess the breed next time? Not s golden retriever?
     
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    So -what I'm wondering ... no podcast this week?
     
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    It was caught on camera? That is very upsetting. No issue with people owning "dangerous" dogs, but if you can't keep them contained, you should not have dogs. So irresponsible.
     
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    Chain that shit. And build a sustainable fense. Really, if you want to own "The Beast" from The Sandlot, build a decent fence and chain those fuckers. Responsibility! You fucking dog owners.


     
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    Very sad.

    Now close your eyes and imagine the dogs were poodles...

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    Full on dog show groomed poodles at that. I'm imagining it now.
     
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    I wish the pit-pull defenders could explain to me why I never read about other breeds doing things like this. That's straight up coyote type shit. Now horrific for the parent. Really makes me sad.
     
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    BTW - Matthew was awesome in that scene.
     
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    no homo
     
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    What a horrifying story. Cute little guy and murderous bunch of dogs. I can't even imagine the mother having to see this heinous act.
     
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    http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-study-dog-attacks-and-maimings-merritt-clifton.php

    Even if the pit bull category was "split four ways," attacks by pit bulls and their closest relatives would still outnumber attacks by any other dog breed.

    Breed Bodily harm Child Victims Adult Victims Deaths Maimings % of total dog population
    Pit bull 3397 1355 1312 295 2110 6.69%
    Rottweiler 535 297 141 85 296 2.76%
    Husky 83 51 8 26 27 1.04%
    Wolf hybrid 85 70 5 19 49
    Bullmastiff (Presa canario) 111 46 41 18 63 .02%
    German shepherd 113 65 41 15 73 3.72%
    Pit bull-mix 206 78 54 12 115
    Akita 70 44 22 8 52 .07%
    Chow 61 37 18 8 40 .01%
    Doberman 23 12 9 8 12 1.70%
    Unidentified 81 16 29 8 32
    Boxer 64 19 23 7 31 1.25%
    German shepherd-mix 45 28 14 7 30
     
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    Diane Whipple.

    Reminds me of this 2001 case in SF. The wife of the couple taking care of the dogs who did NOTHING while the dogs were mauling 33 yr old Diane Whipple to death, was sentenced 15 yrs to life for 2nd degree murder. The husband who was not home, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for knowingly leaving the dangerous dogs with his wife whom he knows could not handle the dogs.

    http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/15-years-to-life-in-S-F-dog-maul-death-3268437.php
    http://sfdogmauling.com/
     
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    Iam actually surprised rottweilers are so high, all through my life I have never met a nasty rott, they have always been big teddy bears happy looking . And kind of out of shape as well. Shepherds though, always seem to be a bit un predictable perhaps? territorial? ,.... met a few who would take piece out of you really nasty actually would be prone to snap bite . same goes to a lesser extent for dobermanns. If I for some reason needed a dog who might scare a burglar / or some other reprobate ,but had children and I worked away leaving the wife alone in the house ,if a gun was really to my head I would probably get a rott strangely enough. I'd trust one more than the others on that list apart from the boxer.

    As for a pitbull never.
     
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