2nd Degree Murder Charges Refiled in Arizona Trail Dog Confrontration

The Arizona Daily Sun reports Harold Fish has been charged again for the second-degree murder of unarmed Grant Kuenzli following a dog confrontration on a trail near Payson, Arizona

Fish waived his right to a preliminary hearing and a jury trial is to take place in 2006.

A public outcry arose after the initial prosecutor in the case said he was not going to file charges. Fish was indicted by a Grand Jury. However a court though out the indictment saying not enough evidence was presented. The cited additional evidence concerned the history of the aggressiveness of the two dogs (a lab and a chow) that met Fish on the trail; and that testimony concerning the speed of Kuenzli when he approached Fish.

Kuenzli was shot three times.

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