Friday, May 6, 2016

Another Ohio pit bull owner found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Justice is a poor substitute for the life of seven month old Jonathan Quarles Jr. but Kimiko Hardy was found guilty today for Jonathan's mauling death in her home, by her pit bull in 2014.
Per WDTNnews "Hardy was found guilty Friday of:
  • Involuntary Manslaughter (Endangering children)
  • Endangering Children
  • Involuntary Manslaughter (Failure to Confine or Restrain Vicious Dog)
  • Failure to Confine or Restrain Vicious Dog
  • Involuntary Manslaughter (Failure to Control Dog)
  • Involuntary Manslaughter (Violation of City of Dayton Ordinance for controlling dogs)

Johnathan Quarles, Jr.

Hardy's pit bull previously attacked a letter carrier, and a leashed dog being walked down the street. Hardy was charged for these offences and was "educated" by the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center prior to the fatal attack.  This "education" was obviously less than effective. Jonathan's death was the second fatal dog mauling within a 6 month time span Dayton Ohio located in Montgomery County. A new world record for Montgomery County dog warden Mark Kumpf.

(WDTN Photo)
Hardy is seated in the center.

Hardy will be sentenced June 9th at 9:30 am.  She faces up to 11 years in prison.

Kimiko Hardy was found guilty Friday in the death of her step-grandson.
Looks like things just real for Ms. Hardy.