Judge to hold hearing on fate of dog that may have killed child

March 6, 2012 4:54 pm

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An Allegheny County Common Pleas judge will hold a hearing Thursday morning to decide the fate of a dog that was implicated in a fatal attack on a McKeesport newborn last month.

Helo, the husky that police said mauled 3-day-old Howard Nicholson, was ordered by Judge Edward Borkowski to be seized and euthanized last week.

But William Uhring, a Churchill resident who adopted the dog last month after the attack, appealed the judge's order. In the petition, his attorney Nadia Alawi argued that police had not shown "beyond a reasonable doubt" that Helo was responsible for the attack since there were other dogs in the home at the time the newborn boy was bitten.

Moriah Balngit: mbalingit@post-gazette.com, 412-263-2533 or on Twitter @MoriahBee.
First Published 2012-03-06 15:55:12

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