“Sierra Vista Women Indicted in Fatal Dog Attack That Killed Elderly Woman”

By | August 18, 2023



Two Sierra Vista women, Shimira Sanches and Ashlee Sanches, have been indicted on charges related to a fatal dog attack that resulted in the death of an elderly woman. The incident occurred in June, and the women are scheduled to appear in court on September 5. The connection between the women and the dog attacks is unclear at this time. Perry Vandell reported

A pair of women from Sierra Vista have been formally accused of involvement in a tragic incident where an elderly woman lost her life due to a dog attack. The individuals in question have been identified as Shimira Sanches, 43 years old, and Ashlee Sanches, 35 years old. This information was shared by the Sierra Vista police, fire, and EMS on their Facebook page on Tuesday.

In a previous announcement made in June, authorities stated that the incident occurred on June 23 at a residence near Meadowlark Drive and Calle Del Norte. The authorities were alerted to the dog attack and upon arrival, discovered a man being assaulted by a dog in the yard of the property. The police intervened and killed the aggressive dog, while the injured man was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

Shortly after, another dog entered the yard, prompting the police to eliminate this animal as well. Further investigation led officers to find a wounded woman in the alley behind the house. Tragically, her dog had already passed away. She was transported to a hospital but unfortunately succumbed to her injuries.

The deceased woman has been identified as 84-year-old Helene Jackson. The manner in which the two accused individuals are connected to the dog attacks has not been immediately clarified by the authorities.

The women have now been indicted on numerous charges, including manslaughter, negligent homicide, assault by a vicious animal, and violation of aggressive dog regulations. They are scheduled to appear in court on September 5, as stated in the aforementioned Facebook post.

At present, it remains unclear whether the suspects have been detained and booked into a correctional facility..