Civil trial begins to decide fate of 2 pit bulls in attack

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A civil trial is underway that will determine the fate of two dogs captured on video attacking and killing another dog in Maine and leaving a woman with bite marks on her hands and a back injury.

Sharron Carey, of Winslow, testified on Monday that she thought the two pit bulls would attack her after they finished ripping apart her 10-month old Boston terrier, Fergie Rose, in August.

The state is seeking to have the two dogs put down.

Danielle Jones and Brandon Ross face civil violations accusing her of keeping a dangerous dog. They are being tried separately. Both have denied the violations.

Their lawyer asked the judge at Jones’ non-jury trial Monday to consider a punishment that doesn’t involve killing the animals.

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