Jun 09, 2004 Suburb wants to kill pit bull

Judge to decide if it has the right

By Rachel Osterman, Tribune staff reporter.

A pit bull killed two of Josephine Zylkowski's three tiny Maltese dogs and left the 71-year-old Hoffman Estates woman afraid to leave her home.

Now a Cook County judge will hear arguments about whether that sudden attack, the violent end to Zylkowski's afternoon stroll through her neighborhood on May 5, gives the village the right to kill the pit bull, which owner Victor Sandoval contends is just a family pet.

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