Manslaughter, unlawful dog attack, and harboring a vicious animal charges were filed against Brande Coy for the attack that resulted in the death of 75 year old Hot Springs Village resident Joan Kappen in November of 2013.
Manslaughter is a class "C" felony and punishable by up to 10 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction. Brande Coy is the mother of dog owner Emily Ann Coy. Brande Coy was harboring Emily's dog at the time of the attack upon Mrs. Kappan.
Dog owner Emily Coy was charged with one count of harboring a vicious animal in violation of a county ordinance.
Emily Coy and Patrone
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