Jury Selection Wraps in Vicious Dog Attack in Palermo

Apr 24, 2014 6:23 PM

A jury is seated in the vicious dog attack in Palermo that left a woman permanently maimed. The Butte County jury was seated today for Chic Gordon and a second defendant, Theodore Scherbenske. Gordan was watching her son Ruben Cambra's two dogs at the time of the attack on May 22, 2012.

Scherbenske is charged with an accessory after the fact for driving Cambra and the two dogs away from the area. Virginia Lo-Russo, 68-years old at the time, had her left calf eaten off, broke two legs and was bitten in the shoulder as her
8-year old great grandson watched.

Cambra is charged with with not keeping the dogs secure. however, he has been found incompetent to stand trial. The pit bull and the queensland heeler were already deemed vicious at the time of the attack and have since been destroyed.

Lo-Russo and her great grandson are expected to testify, along with several others who have had encounters with the sane two dogs.

Four alternate jurors are also being selected and testimony will begin on Monday.


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