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Man charged with murder says he didn't know his dogs could kill
Man charged with murder says he didn't know his dogs could kill

A dog owner charged with murder in the mauling death last year of a woman in northern Los Angeles County testified Wednesday that he had no idea his pit bulls were capable of such an act. Alex Jackson, 31, told the Lancaster court that he had an affinity for stray dogs that were abandoned in his hometown of Littlerock, a small desert community in the Antelope Valley. “I just wanted to give them a hand to where they didn’t have to be out there on their own,” he said about the dogs he had picked up over the years. “It would prevent them from having to feel as if they have to fend for themselves.” Jackson testified he had never been a reckless pet owner. ...

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