A woman who set her pitbull dog on to her sister, causing serious injuries, has been jailed for seven years.
Phillipa Bayley, 55 was found guilty in April of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and was sentenced in Tauranga District Court today.
Bayley had told police she "just lost it'' when she got into a heated argument with her sister, Liz Smith from Kawerau, in May last year, sunlive news site reported.
The jury found Bayley hit her sister several times with her fists and a stone chess piece. She then set her American pitbull puppy on to her.
Smith suffered serious injuries including multiple tears to her scalp, nose, ears and lips.
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