2 dogs linked to Houston killing to be euthanized

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Associated Press

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 10:32 AM

HOUSTON (AP) — Two pit bulls put into quarantine after the deadly mauling of a 43-year-old woman in Houston will be euthanized.

City animal control officials say the dogs were located after the attack early Sunday in a southeast Houston neighborhood. A medical examiner on Monday identified the victim as Christina Burleson. Two people were injured trying to save her.

One dog was captured shortly after the attack. Officials say the second dog was located with the owners.

BARC animal shelter spokesman Christopher Newport says one pit bull was covered in blood that matched the dead woman. Newport says both dogs will be euthanized following an investigation into the attack.

Prosecutors will determine whether the owners will face charges. They've already been cited for not having the dogs licensed or vaccinated for rabies.

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