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FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Judge John Trucilla meets with therapy dogs Jett, left, and True in his courtroom at the Erie County Courthouse in Erie, Pa., where therapy dogs visit courtrooms during children's legal hearings. The use of dogs to comfort prosecution witnesses in court is increasing across the country, despite concerns by defense lawyers that the animals can prejudice juries against defendants. (Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Judge John Trucilla meets with therapy dogs Jett, left, and True in his courtroom at the Erie County Courthouse in Erie, Pa., where therapy dogs visit courtrooms during children's legal hearings. The use of dogs to comfort prosecution witnesses in court is increasing across the country, despite concerns by defense lawyers that the animals can prejudice juries against defendants. (Jack Hanrahan/Erie Times-News via AP, File)

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