Fatal dog mauling: 1 year later

Klonda Richey

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The story shocked the entire community one year ago tomorrow.

It was the day a Dayton woman was attacked and killed by her neighbors’ dogs.

Klonda Richey will be honored Friday night during a memorial in the very neighborhood where she died.

The Redcrest Neighborhood Association will remember her with a candlelight vigil near the anniversary of her death.

It will be held outside Richey’s home at 31 East Bruce Avenue at 6:30 p.m.

2 NEWS Investigates uncovered Richey’s troubled relationship with her neighbors Andrew Nason and Julie Custer.

We uncovered documents and videos of Richey reaching out to authorities asking for protection from the dogs.

A surveillance video came from a video camera Richey, herself, installed at her home to capture the aggressive dogs.

Since Richey’s death, there is an ongoing conversation about strengthening legislation that holds dog owners more accountable for their dogs’ actions.

Both Nason and Custer face misdemeanor charges of failure to control dogs. They also were sued for wrongful death in a civil lawsuit.

Our Natalie Tendall is digging into the status of where this case stands now. Complete coverage on 2 NEWS at 6.

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