Bestselling true crime writer Aphrodite Jones's shocking new information behind the San Francisco dog mauling of Diane Whipple and the trial that has captured the world's attention.
Bestiality. Obsession. Illegal dog rings. A bizarre prison inmate adoption. Gay politics in San Francisco. It all came together in a Pacific Heights blood-soaked hallway with the brutal mauling of 33-year-old Diane Whipple in January 2001. After the lethal attack, animal experts testified that the dogs could not have been stopped, explaining that the Presa Canarios, a vicious breed of attack dog, had entered a feeding frenzy called the "Red Zone".
The dogs belonged to Whipple's neighbours, lawyers Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel, who had been housing them for a jailed member of the Aryan Brotherhood named Paul "Cornfed" Schnieder, whom they represented in court and later adopted.
In this book, Aphrodite Jones exposes the many facets of Diane Whipple's hideous death and the controversial trial that led to involuntary manslaughter convictions for both Knoller and Noel. This is a fascinating story, full of suspenseful twists and bizarre turns.