DANIELSON — A Plainfield man whose co-defendant in a 2014 dog attack case was sentenced this month to 60 days in jail is expected to have his case resolved next month.
During a brief court appearance Monday in Danielson Superior Court, Corey Beakey’s second-degree reckless endangerment case was continued to Sept. 20.
Assistant State’s Attorney Bonnie Bentley, who successfully prosecuted Beakey’s co-defendant Jenna Allen in June, said she planned to make an offer to Beakey.
“With that, we should be able to resolve the case,” she said.
Monday marked Beakey’s first court appearance since Allen was sentenced on Aug. 4 on a first-degree reckless endangerment charge. Beakey and Allen were arrested in September 2015 and charged in the dog attack in which Canterbury resident Lynne Denning was mauled by at least two of Allen’s Rottweilers.
During Allen’s June trial, witnesses said Beakey had lived in a basement apartment on Putnam Road with Allen for three years before the December 2014 attack. During that time period, witnesses said Allen’s dogs had attacked and killed four animals and injured a home health care worker. It was not made clear during the trial what responsibility Beakey had for the animals or how aware he was of the dogs’ violent backgrounds.
In a statement to police, Beakey said he moved two of Allen’s Rottweilers downstairs shortly before the attack on Denning by Phoenix and Malaki, two dogs later euthanized. Beakey said he ran upstairs after hearing Denning’s cries for help.
“Phoenix was on her face and hair, biting her and Malaki was biting her leg…
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