Sentencing in Deadly Dog Attack

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
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An Elbert County woman whose pit bulls mauled a neighbor to death last year made a tearful public apology in court---before being sentenced to the maximum of six years in prison.

Jacqueline McCuen pleaded guilty in September to a charge of owning a dangerous dog causing death.

In court Wednesday, McCuen delivered an emotional plea for forgiveness, and said it has been torture for her not to be able to contact the families of the victims to apologize.

The dogs escaped from McCuen's yard in April 2003 and killed 40-year-old Jennifer Brooke. She had been walking outside to feed her horses when she was attacked.

The dogs also attacked two men before they were shot and killed.

McCuen's boyfriend, William Gladney, is also charged in the case. He's scheduled to stand trial next month.

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