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May 17, 2014

Dogs accused of attacking woman are euthanized

— Authorities say three dogs accused of attacking and killing a woman in the eastern Alabama community of Phenix City have been euthanized.

District Judge Russell Bush said the pitt bulls were euthanized sometime after 6 p.m. Friday.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones tells the Opelika-Auburn News (that the decision to euthanize the dogs was made by their owners.

Jones said 20-year-old Katie Morrison was playing with the dogs and their owner in the home’s backyard in Phenix City last month. The sheriff said that when the woman knelt down to pick up an object, one of the dogs attacked her and two other dogs then joined in.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the death.

Phenix City is just across the Chattahoochee River from Columbus

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