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May 30, 2013: Littlerock Dog Owner Charged with Murder in Mauling Case

Jane Robison, Assistant Media Chief
(213) 257-2000

A 29-year-old Littlerock man has been arrested on a felony warrant charging him with murder and owner negligence of an animal causing death in connection with the May 9 fatal mauling of a Palmdale woman by a pack of pit bulls, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

Alex Donald Jackson (6-5-83) will be arraigned sometime Friday at the Los Angeles Superior Court, Antelope Valley Branch, in Department A1, said Deputy District Attorneys Samantha MacDonald and Robert DuFour. He’s being held on $1 million bail.

MacDonald filed case MA059722 on Wednesday charging Jackson with one count of murder in the May 9 fatal mauling of 63-year-old Pamela Devitt, who was out for a jog when she was attacked by four pit bulls belonging to Jackson. MacDonald said since January, authorities received at least three other reports of Jackson’s pit bulls attacking other people.

Jackson, who allegedly had a marijuana grow operation at his Littlerock residence, also was charged with cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, possession for sale of a controlled substance, and assault with a deadly weapon.

If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.