ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Dave Hector was yesterday fined $500, the maximum sum the law allows, after his pitbull attacked a four-year-old boy and bit him about the head and neck, last week.
He had to pay the money forthwith.
However, since he pleaded not guilty and was not prosecuted for allowing the dog to run wild and injure Daniel James, the court did not order him to pay compensation to the family.
The child’s father, Allister James, said he will pursue the matter in the civil court in order to get compensation for the injuries his son sustained and for medical expenses.
The child was attacked at his home on November 10 around mid-morning. The dog bit him on the lower left cheek, several places on the crown of the head and at the back of his neck.
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