Justice delayed again for Phoenix
Now it’s scheduled for Nov. 18, which will be nearly two and a half years after the incident.
Attempts to save the young female pit bull, later named Phoenix, were unsuccessful and she died five days later.
Their first trial ended with a hung jury when jurors could not reach a unanimous decision. One juror believed the evidence presented didn’t prove they were guilty.
Prosecutors filed charges against the brothers again, and the new trial was scheduled for May, then postponed until September.
The case led to the creation of an anti-animal abuse task force by then-mayor Sheila Dixon. That task force has since become a city commission.
Posted by jwoestendiek September 18th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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