Judge orders Cane Corso dogs be put down after fatal mauling of jogger

(WXYZ) - A judge has ordered that three Cane Corsos be put down after the fatal mauling of a jogger. Two of the dogs attacked Craig Systma of Livonia last week while he was out on a run in Metamora Township.

All eight Cane Corso puppies will be saved.

The owners of the dogs were arraigned Friday on 2nd Degree Murder charges in the case.

The husband and wife who own the dogs were arraigned separately on 2nd degree murder and possessing a dangerous animal causing death.

Sebastiano Quagliata was arraigned first in Lapeer District Court followed by the arraignment of his wife Valbona Lucaj. Their three children watched in the courtroom.

Prosecutors say the two kept their dogs even though they had a history of attacking people.

Their attorney says if the animals were so obviously dangerous - animal control should have stepped in.

Prosecutors voiced concerns in court that the two might be a flight risk- because they are immigrants facing possible deportation.

The judge set bond at $500,000 each.

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