Three people were arrested in connection with a 2012 dog mauling case that left a Selma man dead.
The arrested were the dog owners: Raymond Rodriguez Barron, 57, Laura Barron, 45, and Angie Barron, 82, all of Selma, said deputy Chris Curtice, spokesman for the Fresno County Sheriff's Office.
The suspects turned themselves in Tuesday afternoon on arrest warrants and were soon released on bond, Curtice said.
The investigation began Dec. 11, 2012, when deputies responded to a home on South Highland Avenue in Selma, between Saginaw and Mountain View avenues. When deputies arrived, they found the dead body of 34-year-old Esteban Alavez lying in the driveway.
Homicide detectives determined Alavez had been attacked and mauled by several dogs from a nearby residence.
The investigation determined the same dogs also had attacked other people and killed other animals in the weeks prior to the mauling of Alavez.
Curtice said the investigation was submitted to the District Attorney's Office, which in turn sought the arrest warrants on charges of owning a knowingly dangerous animal that causes death.
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