Owner of Dogs that Attacked Woman in Thessaloniki to be Prosecuted for Manslaughter by Negligence


The 37-year-old owner of the dogs that attacked and mauled the 50-year-old woman in Thessaloniki is expected to be taken to the prosecutor's office on Monday morning, charged with manslaughter by negligence.

According to the official announcement from the police, the 37-year-old had been previously arrested and was being held at the Oreokastro police station and will now appear before the prosecutor charged with manslaughter by negligence in combination with violation of animal legislation.

The unfortunate 50-year-old, a mother of two children, lost her life on Sunday afternoon when she was in the yard of her house in Neohorouda, Thessaloniki.

The attack took place at around 2 p.m. in the village of Neochorouda, about 16 kilometres (10 miles) northwest of the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest.

The dogs had escaped through a hole in their owners' fence about 80 meters (260 feet) away and ran to the woman's garden, where she was working, police said. First responders who came to the scene shortly after with an ambulance confirmed her death, police said.

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