Friday, August 29, 2014
The verdict is second degree murder.
Alex Donald Jackson of Antelope Valley California has been convicted of second degree murder in the death of Pamela Devitt on May 9, 2013. Mrs. Devitt had been out for a simple walk when she was attacked by four of Jackson's pit bulls. The coroner's report documented 200 bites to Mrs. Devitt's body with some so deep that bone was exposed. The cause of death was blood loss.
Antelope Valley is a place where parents do not allow their children to play outside due to the danger of stray dogs. Many residents report being cornered by dangerous dogs and many residents have taken to carrying sticks, rocks, or guns for protection. Mr. Jackson's dogs were some of the worst with seven documented attacks, some on horses being ridden by neighbors. The dogs jumped fences to menace neighbors and they made it impossible for mail carriers to deliver Mr. Jackson's mail and even chased the mail truck for half a mile.
Jackson's brother, Vincent Jackson, stated that Alex had "accepted some responsibility" in the case and even wrote a letter to the victim's husband but that letter was never sent. Possibly because the postal carrier was unable to reach Jackson's mailbox to pick it up. Vincent Jackson went on to say per KTVU " Vincent Jackson thinks the murder charge is a knee-jerk reaction to the community's disdain for pit bulls.