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Quebec trial underway for man whose pit bull-type dogs allegedly mauled young girl

A file photo of a pit bull-type dog. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press

A Quebec man is standing trial for criminal negligence causing bodily harm after one of his pit bull-type dogs allegedly mauled a little girl in 2015.

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The two-day trial began Monday at the courthouse in Longueuil, Que., south of Montreal.

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Magdalena Biron told the court her daughter suffered cuts to her face and fractures to her cranium and hand in a park on Montreal’s south shore in September 2015.

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Karim Jean Gilles is accused of criminal negligence causing bodily harm after one of his two pit bull-type dogs allegedly bit one of Biron’s daughters and dragged her several metres by her face.

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Crown prosecutor Claudie Gilbert says she will call 12 witnesses to the stand during the two-day trial.

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Gilles is representing himself and has so far not questioned any of the Crown’s witnesses.

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His two animals have been euthanized.

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