ABILENE, Texas (AP) - Two people face second-degree felony
charges in the dog-mauling death of a 7-year-old Breckenridge child
who was killed by their pit bulls.
The Stephens County Sheriff's Office arrested 45-year-old Jack
Smith and 27-year-old Crystal Watson. They each face a felony
charge of a dog attack resulting in a death, which is punishable by
20 years in prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.
Bail for each person was set at $250,000 each. Both remain in
Seven-year-old Tanner Joshua Monk of Breckenridge died May 18
after he was attacked by pit bulls while playing outside near his
Two of the put bulls were shot on site, while two more remain at
an animal shelter. A hearing is scheduled for tomorrow at which the
dogs' fate will be decided.
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