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$500 Fine Issued In Dog-Off-Leash Case That Resulted In Death

03/08/2011 10:04 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A Boulder woman whose dog sprinted from an open door last year -- spooking an elderly neighbor who fell and later died as a result of her injuries -- pleaded no contest Monday to a municipal charge of having a dog off leash.

Dale Eggers, 65, was ordered to pay the maximum fine of $500. The judge agreed to reduce the amount by $175 if Bartleby, Eggers' Airedale terrier, keeps out of trouble for at least two years. The usual fine for a first-time offense is $50.

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