Dog Mauling Victim Reacts to Suspects' Guilty Pleas

Dorothy Chevalier is not bitter over what happened to her last October.

“Everybody prayed for me. I want to thank them for that. Everybody said they were praying for me, all over the United States,” says Chevalier from her Pulaski County home.

Instead of hate for those police say harbored the vicious animals that attacked her, she's grateful for all the help she's received since.

“I just don't want to hurt nobody. I don't want anybody to hurt because of this, because I've hurt enough for everybody,” she said.

Tim Sears and Tammy Chambers pleaded guilty to harboring vicious animal charges on Thursday in court. Both will have to pay $1,000 in restitution. But that will hardly put a dent into what insurance hasn't covered on Chevalier's injuries.

“About $25,000 already, if not more,” says Chevalier.

Tim Sears will have to spend 10 days in jail because the county attorney says he's the primary dog owner. He's to begin his sentence on May 16th.

Both Sears and Chambers will be on probation for two years. Chevalier will have scars the rest of her life.


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