Dog’s Master Guilty of Ordering Fatal Attack

<i> Associated Press</i>

Jurors convicted a man of murder Monday for ordering his pit bull to attack his girlfriend. Jeffrey Mann, 36, was promptly sentenced to 15 years to life in prison and was fined $5,000 for the death of Angela Kaplan, 28.

The victim was bitten more than 100 times by the 70-pound dog, and she bled to death at the couple’s home in September, 1992.

Prosecutors said evidence showed Mann likely had held Kaplan as the dog attacked. By law, the dog must be killed because it was involved in a fatal attack on a human. It was kept alive as evidence while the trial was pending.