Sentencing underway for woman who ordered dog attack

A Sundre woman will soon learn her sentence for ordering her dogs to viciously attack a woman in 2012.

A Sundre woman will soon learn her sentence for ordering her dogs to viciously attack a woman in 2012.

Rita Phillip, 59, was convicted in June 2014 in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench. On Thursday, sentencing submissions were tendered by Crown and defence counsel.

Crown sought a sentence of seven years for the 2012 attack. The victim, Deanna Wolf was severely injured in the attack. She lost an ear as a result.

Defence suggested a range of 18 months to two years, much of which would be satisfied by her pre-trial custody.

Wolf was visiting Phillip’s trailer park at the time of the attack on Aug. 18, 2012. Wolf was found by emergency responders suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Sentencing resumes on Friday in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench.