Over the past few months, we've brought you the story of the September mauling
of a 72-year-old SeaTac
women by two vicious pit bulls. Since the initial attack, which resulted in the elderly women suffering crushed bones, a detached ear, and dozens of puncture wounds, the owner of the dogs has been charged with possession of dangerous animals
- a felony.
On Tuesday, the owner, 36-year-old Travis Dean Cunningham, pleaded guilty to the felony
charge in the King County Courts
. He also pleaded guilty to possession of an illegal firearm
. He faces up to 11.5 years in prision.
The attack prompted some talk in Seattle
regarding a breed-specific ban on pit bulls
, which are statistically more likely to attack humans and which have historically done greater harm to humans than other breeds. Similar laws are being consider in other states, though without much success.
The woman involved in the attack, Huong Le, is still recovering from the animal bites. A close friend told the Seattle Times
that she suffers permanent disability in her right arm and that some of the wounds in her legs have still not completely healed.
Category: Dog Bites
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