A woman from Monroe Count in West Virginia has been acquitted of a charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection to a dog attack in which a 70-year-old man suffered fatal personal injuries.
The jury was in deliberation for nearly three hours on February 3 before finding the defendant, Kimberly Blankenship, not guilty, according to a report in the Register-Herald.
Blankenship was one of four people charged in the death of Lindside, West Virginia resident Lowell E. Bowden.
According to police, Bowden was attacked by a pack of pit bulls in November 2009. He died a week later.
In Augusto 2010, Blankenship’s son, 19-year-old Justin Blankenship, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges. He’s currently serving a prison sentence of six- to 24-months at Anthony Correctional Center.
Charges against the other defendants have been dismissed.
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