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Tongia Gesselman, a Georgia woman, is facing charges after authorities say her dogs violently attacked her mother, which resulted in her death.
Tongia Gesselman is 48 years old.
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A Georgia woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after cops say that her three dogs mauled her 80-year-old mother to death.
According to WTVM-TV, 48-year-old Tongia Gesselman has been charged with reckless conduct and felony involuntary manslaughter.
Officers responded to a 911 call and arrived at the family’s home in Troup County, Ga., on the evening of October 7. When they arrived, they found Rosetta Gesselman on the home floor, wounded and bleeding. Three large dogs ran out of a “doggie door” into the backyard.
The older woman was rushed to a nearby hospital and later died from her injuries.
According to the Ledger-Enquirer, Tongia was not home at the time of the attack. Authorities say that the younger woman knew her dogs had exhibited aggressive behaviour, including killing other family pets. Sources say that Tongia never reported aggressive dogs.
One of the dogs was a female pit bull mix, and the other two were male pit bull/great mastiff mixes. First responders put two dogs down at the scene, and officials later euthanized the third dog.
People confirm that Tongia is being held on a $6,000 bond. She has not yet entered a plea, and online records do not reflect an attorney authorized to speak on her behalf.