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Woman Fatally Attacked by Neighbors' Dogs, Has a History With the Owners

DAYTON -- We've shown you how the woman mauled to death by dogs, tried for years to protect herself.

Now we've learned that she also tried, and failed, to get the courts to protect her too.

"Just a fairly considerate good loving person."

This is video of Klonda Richy from a story we did with her in October 2012.

But four days ago, Richey was attacked by two dogs owned by her neighbors, Andrew Nason and Julie Custer.

"It would have been something that was very traumatic, and very painful and unfortunately it would have been something that would not have ended her life quickly," said Russell Uptegrove, Forensic Pathologist for the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.

"We were always trying to help Klonda out, try and giver he ideas, that's why she built these fences, to try and protect herself, but it didn't work," said Tony Snyder, friend of Richey's.

Richey also tried to protect herself by getting a civil protection order against Nason.

She filed the petition in September of 2012.

In it, Klonda describes how she "lives in fear of what's next."

She also talked about an incident where she taking out her trash, and the dog "...backed her up against the side door which she found to be real threatening..."

"It's been a number of years, a couple of years at least, it's been very bad," said Snyder.

The civil protection order was dismissed by the judge, saying "There simply is no evidence that the respondent, Nason, has caused or threatened to cause petitioner, Richey, with physical harm."

Nason has had three other protection orders filed against him from 20-11 to 20-13, none by Klonda Richey.

And all were dismissed.

Now Richey's friends, wish there was something more they could have done.

"I talked to her, I'm sure some other people talked ot her about possibly having a small firearm, and having it with her when she was out and she just didn't want to do that, and so she didn't," said Snyder.

The coroner's office has seen four cases of dogs attacking and killing a person in the past 14 years.

But they say this was the most violent case they've seen.



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