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Co-owner of dogs that killed one man, injured three others has been released from jail

Abilene Schnieder had recorded conversations with her husband about how dangerous the dogs had become, an affidavit says.

SAN ANTONIO — The wife of a man charged with his dogs' deadly attack has been released from jail, according to jail records.

Abilene Schnieder was released on bond Tuesday. She has a pre-trial hearing set for April 4 on her charge of injury to an elderly person. Her pre-trial hearing for the dangerous dog attack charge is set for April 11 in the 226th District Court. 

An affidavit identified her as being charged with injury to an elderly individual after dogs belonging to her and her husband attacked and killed an elderly man and injured three others. The woman's maiden name was used in the affidavit. 

According to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Abilene's husband, Christian Moreno, was released from the Bexar County Jail on March 18. 

During a police investigation, it was discovered that Schnieder and her husband share ownership of the dogs as Schnieder referred to herself as "grandma" on social media after one of the dogs had puppies, according to the affidavit. 

She also recorded conversations with her husband about how dangerous the dogs had become, the affidavit says.

Schnieder showed KENS 5 how her dogs, named King, Snow and Legend, escaped from their yard. Moreno said the dogs pushed down the fence near where Najera exited his car.

Schneider said she and her husband weren't home at the time, but before they left, the couple harnessed, tethered and locked the dogs behind the gate.

She also confirmed Animal Care Services' claims that King and Snow had been involved in two bite cases in the neighborhood. King was involved in one case while Snow had been involved in both cases. 

The most recent bite case was last month, and ACS took the dogs into custody as part of policy. 

The affidavit states Schneider on the day of the attack failed to sufficiently secure two of her husband's dogs, which had a history of violent attacks. 


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