Dog Owner Pleads No Contest, Can Get 15 Years For Fatal Maulings

Diane Cockrell of Livingston County, Michigan, has pleaded guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from two fatal dog maulings in 2007. Cheryl “Cheri” Harper, 56, and Edward Gierlach, 91, were mauled by four of Cockrell’s dogs on September 13, 2007. The dogs were running at large.

The plea agreement calls for Cockrell to serve 43 months to 15 years in prison. She will be sentenced on September 18, 2008. (Click here to read the article.)