SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) ? A man and woman were charged with murder after their two dogs fatally mauled their 2-year-old son, who allegedly had been left alone with the dogs.
Police concluded the adults had been upstairs in the home while the boy, Jonathan Martin, was alone downstairs with a male pit bull mix and a female mix with puppies. The boy died after being bitten by the dogs Oct. 3.
A grand jury Wednesday indicted James Jonathan Martin, 29, and Heather Frango, 25, on charges of second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and neglect. They were assigned defense attorneys Thursday and are being held without bond. Their arraignment was set for Jan. 5.
Suffolk Commonwealth's Attorney C. Phillips Ferguson said the murder charge was tied to the commission of another felony, the abuse and neglect.
sad that people dont think, and animals pay for it
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