Yale prof's dogs to be euthanized for mauling woman to death

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Posted: Jun 28, 2016 1:49 PM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Yale Medical School professor's two dogs are being euthanized after they mauled a Connecticut woman to death.

New Haven police said Tuesday that the two American bulldog mixes will be put down after 53-year-old Jocelyn Winfrey succumbed to her injuries a day earlier. The dogs have been quarantined since the June 20 attack.

The attack happened when Winfrey and 36-year old Hamilton Hicks, the dogs' owner, walked onto his property and Hicks tried unsuccessfully to pull the dogs off Winfrey.

Police say they've closed their investigation and charged Hicks with possessing three bags of crack cocaine.

The city says the two dogs were properly registered and vaccinated, and there were no prior complaints against them.

Hicks and Yale Medical School didn't immediately comment to requests for comment.