A 31-year-old man whose pack of pill bulls mauled a woman to death in Littlerock last year has been found guilty of second-degree murder.
The jury on Friday also found Alex Donald Jackson guilty of cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and possession of a controlled substance, psilocybin, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The jury also found true an allegation that Jackson was armed with a shotgun during the commission of the offense.
The case stems from the brutal death of 63-year-old Pamela Devitt. On May 9, 2013, Devitt was walking in the desert near her Littlerock home when she was attacked and killed by four pit bulls belonging to Jackson, according to court testimony.
An autopsy revealed that Devitt sustained about 150-200 puncture wounds and died of sharp force trauma.
Evidence shown at trial proved that other victims had been attacked by Jackson’s pit bulls on several prior occasions.
Jackson also had a marijuana grow operation at his residence on the 37000 block of 115th Street E, as revealed during trial testimony. Eight dogs were seized from his house and four of them had Devitt’s DNA on their fur, prosecutors said.
Police testified that during a search of Jackson’s property they also found psilocybin.
Jackson is scheduled to be sentenced October 3 at the Antelope Valley courthouse.
He faces 24 years to life in state prison.
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