UPDATE: Lapeer County Dog Owners Accused of Murder

UPDATE: August 1

A downstate couple charged with second-degree murder will remain in jail on bond.

The couple’s two dogs mauled and killed a jogger on July 23rd, in Lapeer.

They went before a judge today to learn their charges.

While there, they agreed to euthanize the two cane corso dogs, plus a third of the same breed.

Bond is set at $500,000.

Eight puppies that also belonged to the couple will be turned over to an animal rescue group.

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July 25

Police in Lapeer County say the owner of the dogs that killed a jogger could be charged.

Craig Sytsma was attacked Wednesday by two dogs in Metamora Township.

Police say he died of his injuries at a hospital.

The law says an owner of a dog that kills someone could face involuntary manslaughter or other charges in an attack.

The dogs are at the Lapeer County Animal Shelter.