CLEVELAND -- A mother and son learned their fate Wednesday morning in the case of a deadly pit bull attack that happened last summer.
71-year-old Bobbie Green, and her son, 49-year-old Leon Morton, both pleaded guilty earlier this month to charges against them for the July 12, 2015, incident.
Green was sentenced to two-year probation, and ordered not to have custody of any dog whatsoever.
"I don't care if it's a puppy, you are not to have control of any dog while you're on probation," the judge said.
Morton was sentenced to 30 months behind bars with credit of 106 days already served. He will also have a mandatory post-release control for three years.
Their charges surround 71-year-old Annie Williams who died after a pit bull bit her head and neck while visiting a home in Shaker Heights. Two of her great-grandchildren witnessed the mauling.
When police arrived on scene, they shot and killed the dog.
Green and Morton, who cared for the animal, were both indicted in February, marking the first time Cuyahoga County had ever filed felony charges in a dog attack.
Williams’ family says the homeowner had prior knowledge the dog was violent and more should have been done to prevent an attack.
Williams' daughter and two granddaughters briefly spoke to the judge prior to sentencing.
"It's painful," one of the granddaughters tearfully declared. "She taught me everything. Not to hear her call my phone every day and talk to her is hard. It's so hard to not have her around me no more."
The prosecutors requested prison time for both Green and Morton.
The defense said Green, who was friends with Williams, was "torn apart" by the situation and feels "extreme sympathy."
Green briefly addressed the court, saying she loved Williams.
"God knows, nothing was intentional."
Morton, meanwhile, said he took full responsibility for what happened and thinks about it every day.
"I wish I could have did more," he told the judge. "She was like a grandmother to me, too."