Woman charged in mauling knew dogs were aggressive
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The arrest warrant for a woman charged in the pit bull attack that killed her toddler niece says she has a history of keeping dogs that are overly aggressive.
Erica Hobdy of West Haven was jailed on charges including criminally negligent homicide following a Thursday appearance at Milford Superior Court.
Her 23-month-old niece, Nevaeh Bryant, was mauled to death by three pit bulls in Hobdy's apartment on Sept. 30.
The New Haven Register ( http://bit.ly/vTy6Gz) reports that the girl suffered 80 puncture wounds from 20 separate bites.
The warrant says two of the dogs involved in the mauling, King and Trina, attacked a terrier as it walked on a leash last year and were barred from walking outside without a leash or muzzle.
A friend, Richard Taylor, said Hobdy would never intend for Nevaeh to be hurt.