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Owner Of Pit Bulls Who Killed California Woman Is Charged With MURDER!

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Alex Jackson

We previously mentioned a woman in California was out for a jog when she was suddenly attacked and mauled to death by four pit bulls!!

Now, the owner of those dogs has been charged with MURDER!

Alex Jackson, 29, was charged when DNA from his dogs' faces matched the DNA of the deceased woman, Pamela Devitt, 63.

She died after being bitten 150 to 200 times. That's just awful!

Jackson is currently being held on $1,000,000 bail and is charged with murder, owner negligence of an animal causing death and growing marijuana.

The husband of the deceased jogger said:

"I do not blame the dogs. I don't blame pit bulls. I blame people who don't take responsibility for their animals. If a dog has seriously hurt or killed someone, you have to look to the owner and the owner should be held accountable on some level. There's no reason we have to tolerate that kind of behavior."

We wonder if the murder charge is going to actually stick or if it's going to be dropped down to involuntary manslaughter.

Either way, nothing will bring this woman back. Hopefully, dog owners everywhere will hear about this and realize that their dog is their responsibility!!

We hope something like this never happens again.

[Image via Police Mugshot.]

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8 comments to “Owner Of Pit Bulls Who Killed California Woman Is Charged With MURDER!”

  1. Lauren says – reply to this


    I hope this doesn't turn as an attack on pits…ANY breed of dog could have done this, you have to really be careful when dogs get in that pack mentality.

  2. nicole says – reply to this


    Such an unfortunate situation. I'm glad the husband blames the owner and not the dogs. People like this are the reason pits get such a bad rep. They are not born to kill, they are trained to kill. Shame on him!

  3. junocme says – reply to this


    I own 2 pitbulls. They are my babies. I'm also aware that they are animals and they need to be disciplined. It boils down to being a responsible dog owner.

  4. bob says – reply to this


    Re: nicole – Absolutely agree that the owner should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. But I don't agree that pits only kill because that's what they are trained to do, or that "any breed of dog" will do this. Pits were genetically "engineered" to be ultra aggressive. Pits (and Dobermans for that matter) are the way they are because they were bred to be that way, pure and simple. Sure, an owner can try and domesticate the breed, but it's basic instincts are still to attack and kill. That said, I don't "blame" pits for being the way they are any more than I blame a lion for being a lion. I consider myself an avid dog lover too - I have owned dogs my entire life. But this is one breed I would NEVER let anywhere near my home or anywhere else for that matter where I could be considered liable when the animal attacks someone or their pet. And If I ever see one off-leash, I call animal control immediately. I honestly cannot for the life of me understand why someone would subject themselves to the liability. There's plenty of other dog breeds that make great family pets that are not the equivalent of 100 lbs of nitroglycerin frolicking around on your property.

  5. Steph says – reply to this


    I agree…the owner, not the dogs. But that doesn't help that poor woman, dying of 150-200 bites.. How does a responsible owner let FOUR good sized dogs out..and, given what happened, I'll lay odds there had been issues in the past. I shudder to think what that poor woman's last moments were like…

  6. teeter totter says – reply to this


    What a horrible way to die, RIP and sympathies to her family and friends.
    Have only owned one dog (English pointer who thought he was a 100lb puppy) and would never ever consider owning one of these dogs due to potential liability issues.

  7. @v@ says – reply to this


    I wonder if they were trained to guard his crops, besides the ramping four dog pack on the loose mentality.

  8. kimchee`ki says – reply to this


    Re: Lauren – Right. I was almost eaten alive by a chihuahua.