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Mother hoping to create new law for pit bulls in TX
TYLER, LA (KSLA) – A Tyler mother who lost her 10-year-old son in a dog attack is working to make sure it never happens again
, through a proposed new law.
Last year pit bulls mauled 10-year-old Justin Clinton to death.
The family just won a $7 million dollar jury settlement against the dog owners, finding them negligent and strictly liable for his death.
The family is drafting "Justin's Law." It's legislation that would make owners of dangerous breeds responsible for preventing attacks.
They want the legislation to require owners to maintain high fences that are locked and secure.
It would also require them to carry liability insurance in case someone is hurt.
"The $7 million verdict, that part, we know we're not going to get any of it, that's not why we're doing this," said Serenia Clinton, Justin's mother. "Basically, why we're doing this was to get justice for Justin and to make the message come out that these dogs are very vicious dogs."
Attorneys hope to draft legislation of "Justin's Law" to lawmakers in 30 days to file before the next legislative session in January.