WILTON, Conn. — The son of a Wilton woman who was attacked last November by the family’s pit bull turned himself in to police on a warrant for failing to respond to an infraction ticket he received for letting the dog roam free, police said.
In addition to allowing the dog to roam, Ian Murray, 26, of Range Road was cited for possession of a vicious dog and failure to comply with dog ownership requirements, police said. These charges stem from an Aug. 4 incident in which the dog wandered onto a neighbor’s property and growled, police said.
Murray turned himself into police Feb. 4 and was released after posting $200 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Thursday, Feb. 13.
The dog was cared for by Murray and his twin brother. It is the same dog that attacked Murray’s 65-year-old mother, Anne Murray, on Nov. 11, at the family’s home. Anne Murray was home alone with the dog when the attack occurred.
She lost her left arm and part of her right arm in the attack. The dog was shot and killed by Wilton Police Capt. John Lynch, the first responding officer, after it was determined the dog was a threat.
It is not known what caused the dog to attack. Rabies was not a factor in the attack and a necropsy performed on the dog showed nothing unusual, police said.
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