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Dog Mauling Couple Fears Prison

Robert Noel, the man recently convicted along with his wife in the dog-mauling death of their neighbor last year, says he´s not surprised by his conviction. Noel and his wife, Marjorie Knoller, have been criticized for appearing insensitive to the death of Diane Whipple. Noel told San Jose Mercury News yesterday that expressing remorse wouldn´t have made a difference in their convictions.

Noel also said he and his wife fear prison officials may try to have them killed. The couple, who are lawyers, have filed many lawsuits on behalf of inmates and have criticized California prison officials.

Noel faces four years in prison, and Knoller could get 15 years to life at their May 10 sentencing.