The sixth chamber of the Hainaut Criminal Court, Mons division, on Monday suspended the pronouncement of the sentence, for a period of five years, in favor of the mother of Talya, aged eight, who had succumbed to her injuries. after being attacked by the family’s American staff. This clemency had been pleaded by the mother’s lawyer, David Gelay. Talya’s mom was being prosecuted for manslaughter through lack of foresight or precaution.
The tragedy shook the Center region last July. On the night of July 11 to 12, 2021, this woman left her eight-year-old daughter alone with her four dogs, two of which were American Staff. The little girl had been attacked by the dogs and died shortly after being admitted to hospital. The facts took place in Strépy-Bracquegnies. The mother was visibly absent for a few moments while four dogs were in the house, located in Strépy-Bracquegnies. One of them, particularly aggressive, had been shot at the scene. The second Amstaff had meanwhile been seized and entrusted to the SPA of La Louvière.
The court combined the favorable measure with probationary measures. Finally, he issued a ban on keeping dogs of any breed.