The widow of an elderly Air Force veteran who was fatally mauled by two dogs in San Antonio, Texas last month has actually submitted a $1 million claim versus the owners of the dogs, according to a report.
Juanita “Janie” Najera, 74, submitted a wrongful death claim on Thursday versus dog owners Christian Moreno and Abilene Schnieder over the death of her 81-year-old other half Ramon Najera on Feb. 24.
Moreno and Schnieder – a couple – were both jailed over the attack by their 2 Staffordshire Terriers — which hurt 3 others, consisting of Juanita.
The widow says Moreno and Schnieder stopped working to secure, keep track of and manage the dogs – Snow and King – who they understood threatened, according to the Bexar County filing, cited by local outlet News4SA.
Juanita and Ramon had actually been checking out next-door neighbors of Moreno and Schnieder when they “were suddenly and viciously attacked.”
The animals left from the backyard and bolted for Ramon, acquiring him and dragging him along the street prior to they were ultimately fended off by firemens with axes.
He passed away attempting to secure Juanita from the charging animals.
Juanita was not just seriously hurt however she “witnessed the horrific mauling and death of her loving husband,” the filing declares.
Moreno and Schnieder had supposedly “been breeding the dogs and training the dogs to be aggressive with meat,” according to an arrest affidavit.
In truth, Animal Control Services made sterile the dogs after they had actually assaulted 2 others on 2 different celebrations, authorities said previously this month.
Schnieder said that after the dogs were repaired, they ended up being more aggressive and began battling each other.
King and Snow and the couple’s 3rd dog were all put down by a/c.
Before Schnieder was jailed, she openly said sorry to the Najera family however still kept the death wasn’t her other half’s fault.
Criminal defense attorney for the set didn’t return ask for remark Tuesday.