Clarkston Pit bull owner goes to court to fight misdemeanor charges

Clarkston Pit bull owner goes to court to fight misdemeanor charges »Play Video
Winker will have the opportunity to defend herself and Kilo in front of a judge.
CLARKSTON, WA - Teena Winker faces a citation for harboring a vicious dog.

Asotin County Rule Nine Intern Mackenzie Amen said Winker will have the opportunity to defend herself and Kilo in front of a judge next week.

"There's previous reports on this dog, that it has been involved with other instances involving people and other neighborhood dogs," said Amen. "It's a misdemeanor, so she's facing 90-days in jail and a $1,000 fine."

Amen said the prosecutor's office took a 2009 incident into consideration, in which Kilo attacked neighboring dogs. Kilo was shot twice in the leg, after charging and snarling at the officer, resulting in a leg amputation.