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The owners of the pit bulls who attacked and killed an 81-year-old man and injured three others in San Antonio on Friday “used meat to train their dogs to be aggressive” authorities say.
The Daily Mail reports that police had received tips that owners Christian Alexander Moreno and Abilene Schnieder “have been breeding the dogs and training the dogs to be aggressive with meat.”
According to News 4 San Antonio, the couple was arrested and charged with “Dangerous Dog Attack Resulting in Death and Injury to Elderly – Criminal Negligence” and their bonds were set at a combined $125,000.
81-year-old Ramon Najera died after getting mauled by the couple’s three pit bulls, who escaped from their yard. The dogs then attacked Najera and his 74-year-old wife, who the man tried to protect in the attack. During the attack, two other men who tried to intervene were attacked.
According to the affidavit, Schneider “recorded conversations with her husband regarding how dangerous the dogs had become” and reports emerged that in two prior incidents, the pit bulls attacked people in the neighborhood.
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