More than two years after her three pit bulls fatally mauled a neighbor’s German shepherd, a Muncie woman has been fined $300 and convicted of violating a city ordinance.
Jane Barrett, 71, last week pleaded guilty in Muncie City Court to allowing a vicious dog to go unconfined. In addition to the fine, she was also ordered to pay $115 in court costs.
The case stems from events on April 3, 2009, when authorities said Barrett’s dogs forced their way through a privacy fence and attacked a German shepherd. The German shepherd did not survive the attack, and the pit bulls were shot to death by police with the permission of their owner.
The charges were filed against Barrett in May 2009. Hearings in the case were repeatedly postponed, and it had been set for trial last Tuesday, when it was finally resolved.
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