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The District Prosecutor's Office in Veliko Tarnovo charged the man who took care of the dogs that yesterday tore and killed a 40-year-old woman in Dolna Oryahovitsa.

He was detained for up to 72 hours, and tomorrow the court is expected to consider the prosecutor's request for his permanent detention.

The man is accused of not taking proper care of the animals.

The owner of the dogs is abroad, but will be summoned for questioning, BNT reported.

They euthanized the dogs that killed a woman in Dolna Oryahovitsa

The five dogs that attacked the woman while she was returning from a night shift at the hospital in Gorna Oryahovitsa were euthanized, as the investigation required expertise to determine the contents of their digestive systems.

"Today it became clear that the woman's death was the result of acute, profuse blood loss, which occurred as a result of multiple traumas caused by animals, the dogs in question.

This circumstance necessitated a change in the initial direction of the investigation from intentional homicide to a reclassification of the act under a text that provides punishment for any person in whose care there is a vertebrate animal, which animal causes bodily harm and as a result the death of another person.

A pack of dogs killed a woman in Dolna Oryahovitsa

The foreseen punishment is up to 5 years of imprisonment, as well as a fine of up to BGN 10,000," said supervising prosecutor Daniela Haritonova.