Barbados: Dog owner charged with manslaughter

A dog owner has been arrested and charged with manslaughter after a 74 year old woman was attacked and killed by a number of dogs.

The incident occurred in Saturday, January 28.

Verona Lolita Gibson of Monroe Road, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael was attacked by the dogs while walking along the road.


Peter Christopher Rock, 48, also of Monroe Road, is also charged with three counts of keeping dogs without a license and three counts of keeping dogs unleashed in a public place, according to Barbados Today.

Around 5:30 a.m. on January 28, Gibson was walking along Monroe Road when she was attacked by a pack of pit bulls, the publication said.

She was bitten multiple times about her body and succumbed to her injuries at the scene.

Rock is expected to appear in the District ‘A’ Court on Monday, June 19.


  1. Anonymous
    June 18, 2017 at 10:30 am


  2. Anonymous
    June 18, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    See what happens in a civilised society. Someone breaks the law and they suffer the consequences.

    1. Anonymous
      June 18, 2017 at 3:50 pm

      Barbados civilised???…(Words deleted)

      1. aLucian
        June 18, 2017 at 5:28 pm

        Too ironic.

    2. Anonymous
      June 18, 2017 at 3:56 pm

      You have a point. Has any dog owner in St. Lucia been charged with manslaughter when their dogs have killed children?

      1. Anon1
        June 19, 2017 at 8:21 am

        You forgot to mention or point out the examples of dogs killing children in St Lucia.

        Am not saying for a minute that it’s never happened.

        However if you’re going to make a comment like that then the logical thing to have done was to mention one or some instances when this has occurred in St Lucia.

  3. Anonymous
    June 18, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    When that ever happen

  4. ...
    June 19, 2017 at 10:03 am

    A toddler was mauled to death by a Pitbull in La Croix Maingot in 2010.

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