a nonagenarian killed by a dog in a cemetery

a nonagenarian killed by a dog in a cemetery
a nonagenarian killed by a dog in a cemetery

The 93-year-old woman, who came to pay her respects at the grave of a loved one, was fatally injured in the carotid artery. The animal was placed in the care of an employee of a dog center.

A 93-year-old woman died Tuesday in Gard after being attacked in a cemetery by a dog placed in the care of an employee of a dog center, currently in police custody, judicial sources and sources close to the ministry said on Wednesday. investigation. The nonagenarian went at the end of the afternoon, with two pots of flowers, to the grave of a loved one in the cemetery located between vineyards and sunflower fields at the exit of the village of Canaules-et-Argentières, in about thirty kilometers northwest of Nîmes, when she was fatally injured in the carotid artery by a dog, according to a Source close to investigators.

It was an 18-year-old girl who raised the alarm, telling the police that the old lady had been attacked by a stray dog. According to the first elements of the investigation, this young woman would in fact be an apprentice in a nearby dog ​​center. And, on Tuesday, she was said to have been walking three dogs – an Argentinian mastiff, an Australian shepherd and a Staffordshire bull terrier (staffie) – in the cemetery grounds when the old lady went there. “An investigation into manslaughter is underway” And “two people are in police custody at the moment”, Alès prosecutor Abdelkrim Grini told AFP on Wednesday. According to a Source close to the investigation, it is the young apprentice and the boss of the dog center.

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