THE parents of a three-month-old girl bitten to death by a husky have appeared in court.
Vince King and Karen Alcock stood before a judge at Lincoln Crown Court on Monday, December 12.
The 54 and 41-year-olds were charged with being the owner and/or handler of a runaway dog that caused injuries resulting in death.
Her daughter, Kyra Leanne King, was treated by paramedics late at night on March 6, 2022 at Ostlers Plantation near Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire.
She was tragically pronounced dead at the scene after suffering fatal injuries to her neck and head when her dog, Blizzard, attacked her.
Her parents, from New York near Coningsby, were later charged by police after paramedics alerted them to the accident.
They both appeared at Lincoln Crown Court today, where they spoke only to confirm their names.
No objections were raised during the five-minute hearing.
Alcock wore black pants and a purple blouse, while King wore a gray suit with a black tie.
Prosecutor Caroline Bradley asked that the charges against the couple be amended to reflect that Mr King was the dog’s owner and Miss King was in charge of Blizzard that day.
Judge Simon Hirst adjourned the hearing and pre-trial hearing until December 23.
“In any case, this is an extremely sad case,” said Judge Hirst.
The judge granted the couple unconditional bail and told them, “I will adjourn this case until December 23.”
Lincolnshire Police previously said Blizzard has been kept isolated in secure kennels since the incident and officers will now seek an order to euthanize him.
Last month, Detective Constable Craig Davey said: “This has been a deeply saddening inquiry for all those involved in understanding the circumstances of baby Kyra’s death.
“We have remained impartial throughout this investigation, which was lengthy and thorough and involved specialized forensic experts and officers from our Vulnerable Protection Unit.
“We have now filed charges against two individuals and will continue to work with the CPS as the case makes its way through the justice system.”
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