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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Do These Dogs Deserve the Death Penalty?

This is a chilling story. Of course it's horrible that someone died, but if there's any question that these dogs were the culprits, lets hope no one rushes to do something that can't be undone.

DECHERD, Tenn. — The owner of two Franklin County dogs accused of killing a local woman Saturday may face no criminal prosecution because of weak state laws, authorities said.

The charge of allowing dogs to run at large, off their leashes, "may be the worst thing that could be charged" in the death of Dianna Acklen, 60, Sheriff Mike Foster said.

"The DA will have to make that call. If I had to guess, I don't think any criminal charges will be filed," the sheriff said.

His comments came Tuesday, the same day Acklen was eulogized and buried.

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