Final ruling in the case of the 4yo boy killed by stray dogs

Bucharest Court of Appeal gave a final ruling on Thursday in the case of the 4-year-old boy killed by stray dogs in 2013. The magistrates sentenced the owner of the land where the tragic incident happened to three years in prison. Constantin Ciorăscu, charged with manslaughter, is the owner and shareholder of SC Tei Rezidential Ltd that owns the greenfield where several stray dogs attacked 4yo Ionut Anghel three years ago and bit him to death.

Initially, the owner had been sentenced to three years on probation by the District 2 Court but the boy’s family challenged the ruling.

At the same time, the court said the defendant’s company must pay RON 300,000 fine, with the same amount to be also paid by the District 2 Public Domain Administration.

The magistrates have maintained the distraint upon the properties of Tei Rezidential company up to the sum of EUR 1.7 million.

The defendant Constantin Ciorăscu was present on Thursday in court when the sentence was given.

The tragic incident of September 2013 terrified the Romanian public opinion and prompted huge protests against the city hall to settle the matter of stray dogs.

A woman called 112 on September 2, 2013, saying she lost one of the two grandchildren, Ionut, aged 4. Soon after that, Ionut six-year-old brother came to his grandmother telling her that Ionut was bitten by dogs. When the women got the place, the boy was already dead.

Prosecutors charged District 2 Public Domain Agency of not taking proper measures to confine the greenfield area in Tei Park where the children got and got surrounded by the stray dogs. They actually got to a private unconfined ground guarded by seven dogs that attacked the boy and tore him to death.

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