When is a pitbull-related homicide in Maryland safe?
A month ago, a Maryland woman was charged with first-degree murder after police say she shot and killed her dog.
The victim, a pit bull named Jessie, was found dead on a park bench on May 12.
Police say the woman had been drinking and driving when she pulled up next to Jessie, who was a few feet away.
The dog’s owner says Jessie was a loyal friend, and that the woman was drunk.
Jessie was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
The woman was being held without bail in the Anne Arundel County Jail on a charge of first- and second-degree first-offense murder.