EDMONTON AB CANADA - BRIANNA GLENN ADMITTED IN COURT THAT SHE LEFT HER PIT BULL ALONE WITH A ROOMMATE'S 3-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO WAS BADLY MAULED....3 DAYS PRIOR THE ROOMMATE'S 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL HAD BEEN MAULED BY THE SAME PIT!!!
Brianna Glenn, 22, pleaded guilty to a criminal charge of unlawfully exposing a child under 10 to a situation where the child is likely to be endangered or permanently injured.
Crown prosecutor Breena Smith told court that Glenn andHER PIT BULL BUSTER were living with a woman and the woman’s two young children, aged two and three, in January of this year.
Court heard the two-year-old girl was mauled Jan. 4 by Buster. She suffered multiple scratches and abrasions to her face, a cut on her cheek and a laceration to her left eye requiring nine stitches.
The child’s father removed her from the home the same day. City bylaw officers investigated the incident and placed the pit bull under a 10-day quarantine at the home with a restriction that no new visitors be exposed to the dog.
Three days later, Glenn left Buster unattended with the three-year-old child. The pit bull attacked the girl, court heard.
Smith said the child’s right cheek and neck were covered in blood as a result of numerous puncture wounds. Her nose was swollen and cut in two places, including a puncture wound to a nostril.
Court heard the child needed 30 stitches to close her wounds.
Photographs of the two children were made exhibits in court. Blood could be seen on the three-year-old girl’s pigtails and T-shirt.
Smith said Glenn should be given a suspended sentence, with 12 months of probation that would include a condition that she perform 75 hours of community service, preferably in areas involving either children or animals. The prosecutor also suggested the pregnant Glenn be ordered to take a parenting course.
Defence lawyer David Lloyd asked for a conditional discharge, which could result in Glenn not getting a permanent criminal record if she successfully completes her probation.
LLOYD TOLD COURT THAT GLENN, WHO IS DUE TO GIVE BIRTH IN OCTOBER, WORKS AS A PET GROOMER, BUT WANTS A CAREER HELPING DISADVANTAGED PERSONS, WHICH HE SAID WOULD BE HAMPERED IF SHE WAS TO GET A CRIMINAL RECORD. LLOYD ALSO TOLD THE JUDGE THAT GLENN HAS LEARNED FROM THE INCIDENTS AND IS NOW VIGILANT ABOUT LEAVING DOGS ALONE WITH CHILDREN.
A sentencing decision is slated for Monday.
Court heard that Buster was seized by bylaw officers following the second attack and was put down.
THE MOTHER OF THE TWO CHILDREN WAS CHARGED WITH CHILD ABANDONMENT RELATING TO THE SECOND ATTACK AND IS SLATED TO GO TO TRIAL IN DECEMBER. NEITHER THE MOTHER NOR THE TWO CHILDREN CAN BE IDENTIFIED UNDER A COURT-ORDERED PUBLICATION BAN.