Dog owners face murder charge

The couple are Albanians living in the Unites States illegally and facing deportation

NEW YORK (NBC) – The couple that owns two dogs that killed 46-year-old jogger Craig Sytsma in Metamora, Michigan were in court for their arraignment Friday morning.

Prosecutors filed second-degree murder charges against the couple that they say owned two dogs which fatally mauled the 46-year-old jogger in a rural township in Michigan.

Lapeer County Prosecutor Tim Turkelson issued the warrants Thursday against 45-year-old Sebastiano Quagliata and 44-year-old Valbona Lucaj, who are also charged with possessing a dangerous animal causing death.

According to published reports, federal authorities say the couple are Albanians living in the Unites States illegally and facing deportation.

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