Trial Ordered for Owners of Two Pit bulls that Killed Their Neighbor
Alba Cornelio and Carla Cornelio are to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter after their two pit bulls mauled their 75 year old neighbor Emako Mendoza. Ms. Mendoza eventually died as a result of the injuries sustained from the attack. According to reports, the two pit bulls forced their way through the fence separating the neighbors, and attacked Ms. Mendoza while she was picking up the newspaper in her yard. Parts of Ms. Mendoza’s legs and left arm were so severely mauled that they had to be amputated. Ms. Mendoza underwent 8 surgeries before succumbing to her injuries on December 24, 2011. The charges for involuntary manslaughter for the two defendants are based on owning mischievous animals that
caused a death to a human being. If convicted, the defendants may face up to four years and 8 months in prison. If you or someone you know has been attacked by a dog, please contact our office so that we may discuss your rights.