PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Efforts to save a dog involved in the death of a baby have turned ugly.
The KD Investigators have learned that a judge’s life has been threatened.
According to police, the Husky was involved in a fatal attack on a newborn baby. The dog is now quarantined
Common Pleas Judge Ed Borkowski ordered the dog euthanized if dangerous dog laws have been violated, if there is no appeal.
District Attorney Stephen Zappala confirms the letter sent to Borkowski states, “If the dog goes down, you go down.”
The letter is signed “The Truth” with a Dravosburg address.
“There’s some evidence on the envelope itself. I’m not sure if and when they would go to DNA on the envelope,” Zappala said. “The judge was concerned about it. The county’s going to follow up.”
There has been a tremendous effort to save the dog. A Facebook page has been set up, $3,000 donated to a legal defense fund and a petition with more than 3,000 signatures in support of the dog.
The district attorney understands that but calls the threat misguided.
“You know that people are passionate about these issues. I just don’t think they understand all the facts.
“They don’t understand how horrific the crime scene was, but if anybody has something they want to say, they want to communicate with the judge, I’m sure Judge Borkowski will be glad to hear what they have to say.”
The new owner of the Husky filed an appeal, requesting a hearing regarding the seizure of the Husky.