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Mother-daughter pit bull owners convicted in animals' mauling of 75-year-old neighbor


Last updated 2/11/2013 at Noon

SAN DIEGO - A mother and daughter whose two pit bulls attacked their 75-year-old neighbor -- who succumbed to her injuries several weeks later -- were convicted today of involuntary manslaughter and owning a dangerous animal causing death.

Alba Cornelio, 41, and her 21-year-old daughter, Carla, each face up to four years in prison when sentenced March 11.

The defendants were taken into custody after the verdicts despite a plea from defense attorneys that the mother is battling leukemia and also has a heart condition. Superior Court Judge Richard Whitney said the defendants posed a possibl...

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