JAMESTOWN – The wife of an admitted dog killer said that she did not conspire with her husband to hang a pit bull that was discovered in a wooded area last week.
Alana Overton spoke to reporters minutes after her husband, 47-year-old Robert Overton, appeared before a city judge.
Overton said she was asleep when her husband made the decision to hang the dog. She said she didn’t know if the dog, named Champagne, was dead or alive before Overton allegedly strung it up on a tree.
During an exclusive interview with WNYNewsNow last week, Overton asserted that the dog bit him and his daughter.
“The dog made a couple of attempts to be aggressive,” said Robert Overton. “The first time he bit me, which is fine because dogs do that, the second time he went after my daughter and he bit her on the butt, but never broke the skin.”
Alana Overton said her husband could have handled the situation differently.
“Yes, there was other ways to go about it,” said Overton. He (Robert) is more than remorseful for that.”
She said she has received threats from random people and she wants those to stop.
“Just grow up and let the courts handle this,” Overton said. “With all the public knowing that my husband is in jail I have received many threats calling me a dog killer and whoever sticks up for me dog killers as well, you are being very childish.”
“Stop messaging me, I am going through enough,” she added.
Robert Overton’s case was transferred to county court but any future court date is pending.
Overton was remanded to the custody of the Chautauqua County Jail.