If you haven’t already heard, Craig Sytsma was savagely attacked by two mastiff-like cane corso dogs in Metamora Township, Michigan. Mr. Sytsma died because of the brutal animal attack, and Zuppke Law would like to offer our condolences to anyone who has personally been affected by his passing.
As the week has gone on, this story has developed into a list of legal conundrums.
First, the dogs attacked and killed the Mr. Sytsma while he was on an evening jog. Though we can’t be certain, this seems like a blatant violation of Michigan’s dog bite statute, as released evidence shows that jogger was neither trespassing nor provoking the animals before he was attacked. Then, it was later revealed that the two owners, a man and wife, Valbona Lucaj and Sebastiano Quagliata, illegally bribed a government official to attain political asylum in the United States. Now, the owners are being charged with murder. Yes, you read that correctly, murder.
Charging a person for murder as a result of an animal attack is not common. Zuppke Law has handled countless Michigan dog bite cases over the last 34 years, and this is among one of the most extraordinary cases we’ve ever read about.
In the event that another legal problem ensues, we’ll be there to write about it. Stay tuned to our blogs. As part of our new website, we will be offering various articles about Michigan personal injuries, dog bites, employment related legal matters, and more. We’re a diverse law firm that handles a wide variety of issues.
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Have you been bitten? Zuppke Law bites back. Remember to contact our Michigan dog bite law firm today if you’ve been injured by a dog or some other animal. Our injury law firm is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Royal Oak.