BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- The man convicted of owning two pit bulls involved in an attack on a man and woman last year will spend at least five years in prison.
A judge sentenced Anthony Hunt to five to eight years behind bars for possessing a dangerous animal causing serious injury.The dogs attacked Duane Vanlanham and Bridgetta Hadley last March in Buena Vista Township.Prosecutors said Hunt and Shamorrow Amos owned the dogs that nearly killed two people last year.The defendants maintain during the trial that the animals did not belong to them at the time of the attack.During the trail, Vanlanham told the jury exactly what happened when he pushed his neighbor and longtime friend into a car when he saw her being attacked by the three dogs more than a year ago.That woman, Bridgetta Hadley, testified that Vanlanham came to her aid by attacking the dogs with a large stick, before they turned on him.Vanlanham was hospitalized for months due to his injuries.__________________
"The man convicted of owning two pit bulls involved in an attack on a man and woman last year will spend at least five years in prison."
I hope he does!! The only way to do anything about owner irresponsibility is by giving and enforcing stiffer penalties!