Friday, May 25, 2012

PENSACOLA FL - WOMAN AWARDED $643,257 AFTER AN ATTACK BY A PIT BULL 4 YEARS AGO

A Santa Rosa jury awarded Vicki Bentley, 55,  $643,257 to cover her medical bills and pain and suffering after she was attacked by a   PIT BULL   on March 14, 2008.

Bentley was visiting a sister-in-law who lived with an unrelated family in Milton.  The only way to enter the house was to go through the gate in the fence surrounding the front yard.  Bentley  knew there were Dachshunds at the house, but she wasn't aware that a Pit Bull was a new addition.  The Pit Bull attacked Bentley leaving her with extensive scarring on her arms and legs.

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THE CRUX OF THE COURT CASE CAME DOWN TO WHETHER THERE WAS A SIGN THAT WARNED PEOPLE ABOUT THE DOG WHEN THE ATTACK HAPPENED.  THE DOG'S OWNER, GREGORY ZANE GRAY, 30, AND HOMEOWNER GEORGE WETHERBEE JR. SAID THE SIGN HAD ALWAYS BEEN VISIBLE.  BUT THE NEIGHBOR WHO HELPED BENTLEY ESCAPE FROM THE DOG SAID GRAY ERECTED THE SIGN AFTER THE DOG ATTACKED.

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THE PIT BULL WAS EUTHANIZED ....BUT IT WASN'T BECAUSE OF THE ATTACK INVOLVING BENTLEY.....GRAY PUT THE PIT BULL DOWN AFTER IT ATTACKED ONE OF THE FAMILY'S DACHSHUNDS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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