Smart Shopper
The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Woman died after dog attack; no charges planned

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY  |  COMMENTS
Associated Press
TACOMA — The Pierce County prosecutor says he won’t file any criminal charges against the owner of two dogs that attacked a woman in October because the investigation didn’t produce sufficient evidence to support them.
The News Tribune reported that Nga Woodhead, 65, was attacked by two pit bulls as she walked along a Spanaway street. A passer-by shot one dog. Responding sheriff’s deputies shot the other.
The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of multiple cuts and fractures. A week after the attack, she suffered a heart attack and died.
Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said Friday that the investigation did not produce any evidence that the owner had prior knowledge that the dogs were a danger to others. He added that owning a specific breed of dog is not considered to be proof of prior knowledge.
Story tags » Animal attacksTacoma

More Northwest Headlines


HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates


Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus