INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (CN) – A man who was nearly killed by two pit bulls has been awarded $7.25 million. Alan L. Hill spent more than a month on a feeding tube.
The dogs attacked Hill on May 4, 2006 while he mowed a vacant lot he owned.
Jackson County Circuit Judge Vernon Scoville ruled that the dogs’ owner and several other defendants should have known the dogs were vicious and were prone to attack. Independence is 10 miles east of Kansas City.