- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A judge has awarded more than $200,000 to a Connecticut teen who was scarred after being attacked by a dog last year.

The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/1GnxkT4 ) a judge Wednesday ordered 33-year-old Lynette Martinez, the dog’s owner, to pay $236,602 to 13-year-old Mykelle Bullock, of Bridgeport, in Superior Court.

Bullock’s attorney Joseph DeLucia says that she was walking home from the store in March 2014 when she saw an open gate at Martinez’s home and heard a dog barking. He says a small dog ran out and began biting Bullock on the ankle.

DeLucia says Martinez’s Labrador also ran out and bit Bullock on the cheek, leaving a nearly 2-inch scar.

Bullock also had to undergo a series of rabies shots.

Martinez did not return the newspaper’s requests for comment.

___

This story has been corrected to show that Joseph DeLucia is the attorney for the victim, not the dog’s owner.

___

Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide