Monday, July 31, 2006

S.F. Hung Jury in Dog Mauling Death of 12 Year Old

What do you people think? Should a mother be held responsible for her learning disabled son's death when she left him alone with a dog she knew was aggressive and potentially dangerous--so much so that she had him bar the door to the basement where he stayed to block the dog? There was no bathroom down there, so the boy would have to deal with the dog if he had to go?

What should the verdict be?

2 comments:

MaxedOutMama said...

I read this story originally. I can't stand to read it again.

Yes, I would convict. This is criminal. There truly is something called "depraved indifference to human life", and this woman displayed it toward her son.

Dr. Melissa said...

I agree. I'm interested to see the gender break-down on guilt. Do you know?