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Charges dropped in fatal pit bull attack case

By Bob Hallmark - bio | email

LONGVIEW,TX (KLTV) - Criminal charges have been dropped against an East Texas couple whose Pit Bulldog attacked a child causing his death.

Christi and Rick George were charged with criminally negligent homicide in the June 2009 death of ten year old Justin Clinton. The Leveretts Chapel boy died of injuries from an attack by the Georges' Pit Bull on their property.

Justin's parents won a seven million dollar civil judgment against the Georges this past fall. The Rusk County district attorney's office says that decision has prompted them to drop criminal charges. The George's had been set for trial next month.

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