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Dog owners to continue hearing after brutal dog attack in Plainfield

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Dogs belonging to Jenna Allen and Corey Beakey may have to be put down following an attack in Plainfield. Dogs belonging to Jenna Allen and Corey Beakey may have to be put down following an attack in Plainfield.
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The owners of a couple of dogs police said aggressively attacked a healthcare worker in Plainfield last year could learn the fate of their pets on Thursday.

A hearing with the state Department of Agriculture is slated to continue to decided whether the rottweilers should be euthanized.

Jenna Allen and Corey Beakey, both 29, were arrested last month after a nine month investigation.

Police said they were called to a home on Putnam Road in December after 56-year-old Lynne Denning was attacked by two of the suspects' dogs.

They said Denning suffered injuries to her face, chest, arms and legs. She had to be taken to Hartford Hospital for treatment.

Allen and Beakey were arrested on Sept. 14.

Allen was charged with possession of a nuisance dog, failure to comply with dog license requirements and reckless endangerment. Beakey was charged with reckless endangerment.

After her arrest Allen's attorney issued a statement.

"The timing of this arrest is dubious considering there is a Department of Agriculture hearing scheduled for this Wednesday to determine whether Ms. Allen's dogs are going to be put down," said attorney Ryan Barry. "The Plainfield Police Department could have made these arrests at any point in the past nine months but they chose to pursue the charges two days before the hearing. This was a very calculated and underhanded tactic by the Plainfield Police Department, making it almost impossible for Jenna to exercise her constitutional rights to defend herself."

The hearing over the dogs' fate began on Sept. 16, but the Department of Agriculture did not arrive at a resolution.

It continues Thursday at 10 a.m. in Hartford.

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