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Woman died after dog attack; no charges planned

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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.
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