Skip to comments.Owners of Dogs that Killed Livonia Jogger In the Country Illegally
Posted on 07/31/2014 4:46:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek
The owners of two dogs that mauled and killed jogger from Livonia last week are in the country illegally and have been fighting deportation proceedings for several years, according to media reports.
Now, Albania national Valbona Lacaj, 44, and her Italian husband, Sebastiano Quagliata, 45, may face involuntary manslaughter charges, the Detroit Free Press reports. Their Cane Corso dogs attacked and killed Craig Sytsma, 46, as he jogged past the couples Metamora home on July 23.
It was the third attack by the large Italian dogs mastiff-type dogs the American Kennel Club describes as noble, majestic and powerful in presence since 2012, Lapeer County Sheriffs Det. Jason Parks told The Detroit News.
The dogs, which reportedly have an aggressive history, were unattended and freely roaming the neighborhood when they attacked Sytsma. A witness told police that he yelled at the dogs as they mauled Sytsma, and when they didnt respond, he went to the house to get a gun and fired a warning shot, which deterred them only temporarily, said Parks, adding that consensus among experts is the dogs have a propensity to attack and cant be rehabilitated.
The dogs are currently quarantined, and the Lapeer County Prosecutors Office is recommending euthanasia. That order is expected Friday.
Its unclear whether the citizenship status of the two dogs owners will affect criminal charges, the Free Press said. The Lapeer County Prosecutors Office is expected to announce a charging decision yet this week.
Quagliata arrived in the United State on a tourist visa in December 1996, and Lucaj gave an immigration officer a $3,000 bribe to grant her political asylum from Albania in 1997, the Free Press said, citing court records. As Lucajs spouse, Quagliata also received asylum.
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This jogger should have pulled a Rick Perry.
The third attack!
Charge ‘em, convict ‘em and give ‘em long sentences. When they get out, deport ‘em.
“This jogger should have pulled a Rick Perry.”
With a MUCH heavier caliber, though. Dogs like that are more like bears than coyotes.....
Do they mean that these exact dogs attacked people before and nothing was done (about the dogs or their illegal owners) until they KILLED a guy?
Here is one thing I think the states could and should do on their own.
If you are in the country illegally the penalty for any crime you commit is doubled or trebled.
Rob a store 5 years. Be illegal and rob a store 10 years, or 15.
SIMPLE: Kill the dogs. Hang the men.
This happened YEARS ago in San Francisco with some dogs and a fellow apartment dweller. HORRIBLE.
I THINK the dog owners are still in the pokey.
They bribed an INS official for asylum and they’re still freaking here after nearly 20 years.
ID’em with a chip and get rid of them ASAP.
Why feed cloth and teach them gang crap on my dime??
How 'bout this: Illegals get taken to BURMA with a two-way ticket, but NEVER get to see/have that ticket. They get STUCK there. No money, no language, nothing.
Don't sent them home as they WILL find their way back here fast.
They can also be taken to:
Laos, Turkey, China, any African country...all the "garden spots" of this world. The keeper sets them free on the streets there: BYE-BYE and LEAVES them there.
They will be in a foreign prison before the cat can lick her ear.
There was a movie about an American caught and put in a Turkish prison for drugs. Not pretty.
I hope they’re still in the pokey. IIRC one or both of the owners were attorneys and from the trial it was inferred the dogs were more than pets. It was horrific and the woman looked like she could care less.
I agree but we know it won’t happen.
Time to bring back the VELODOG for joggers.
” that consensus among experts is the dogs have a propensity to attack and cant be rehabilitated.”
First the dogs should be put to sleep and the owners prosecutors.
I posted that quote because it sets off red flags that their “experts” are animal rights wackos not people who deal with training dogs. The only dogs I’ve seen (40 years in dogs) that can’t be rehabilitated are epileptic dogs that attack in a rage state and those that are extreme fear biters.
Animal rights wackos believe that all domestic animals should be dead. They routinely argue that all dogs are too dangerous to own. They’ve even tried to have language written into law that any animal with teeth is dangerous.
Crimmigration kills, yet again.
A .357 at the minimum.Cane Corsos are tough and incredibly quick,so you better shoot straight and fast.
Personally,I’d go with a 12 gauge and OO buck.
Yes, those dogs in San Francisco were an even larger, fiercer breed, Presa Canarios. Living in a very nice apartment house. The owner
, “Marjorie Knoller did practically nothing while her dogs were fatally mauling a neighbor in a San Francisco apartment hallway, and later blamed the victim for her own death, a judge said Monday in sentencing the former attorney to 15 years to life in prison for second-degree murder.”
In the Livonia case, the owners should BOTH be imprisoned for second-degree murder and then deported.