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Ben Devitt holds a photo of his wife, Pamela Maria Devitt, who was killed by a pack of pit bulls on May 9, 2013, in Littlerock. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Man Sentenced to 15 Years to Life for Dog Mauling

LANCASTER :(  On May 19th, 2013 63-year-old Pamela Devitt was mauled and killed by four of Littlerock resident, Alex Donald Jackson’s four Pit Bulls. Devitt was simply going for a walk when the deadly attack occurred causing 150 puncture wounds to her body. Jackson was found guilty of second Alex-Jackson-2-240x300degree murder, cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and possession of a controlled substance, psilocybin.

31-year-old Jackson was in court on Friday, October 3rd, facing 24 years to life in state prison. At the sentencing held in an Antelope Valley courtroom the mood was somber as the of the victim’s husband, Ben Devitt gave his emotional victim impact statement. He spoke about his wife being a creative woman who decorated cakes, sewed and cared about her appearance and health. He also mentioned about her daily walks being part of her health regimen.

Jackson was sentenced to 15 years to life for second-degree murder and 7 years for the drug and weapon related charges. The sentences will run concurrently with the 15 year to life sentence for the second degree murder conviction.

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By Christie Martin

Former contributor for Victor Valley News