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Pit Bull Owners Charged

The owners of a 100-pound pit bull that mauled an 11-year-old Pollock Pines boy last month are being charged with failing to control a mischievous animal.

El Dorado County District Attorney Gary Lacy says he´s filing the felony charges because the dog had been “terrorizing” residents in a Pollock Pines neighborhood for several months.

The charges are against owners Jillian Michelle Figueroa and John James Rogers III. Residents had made numerous calls to El Dorado County Animal Control before the April 20 attack on Brian Keates. He was treated at Marshall Hospital in Placerville for numerous bites from his legs to his scalp.

The pit bull was killed by an El Dorado County sheriff´s deputy after growling at officers.