Sharon Smith, the partner of victim Diane Whipple, took the stand and described how Whipple told her about being bitten by the dogs some six weeks before the fatal attack on Jan. 26, 2001, and how. Sharon Smith, domestic partner for seven years of dog-mauling victim Diane Whipple, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, apparently the first gay person in the U.S. to proceed with a wrongful death. At that trial, Sharon Smith, who was Diane Whipple's partner, said that she felt justice had finally been granted. It had been seven years since Whipple's death. But Knoller and Noel weren't done fighting the laws — whether civil or natural. In 2015, Knoller was once again back before a judge hoping to appeal her conviction. Once again.
2002-12-20 04:00:00 PDT San Francisco -- The mother and former domestic partner of dog-mauling victim Diane Whipple have settled wrongful death lawsuits they filed against the landlords of the San. Sharon Smith still honors her partner Diane Whipple's tender request: Think about me every hour, on the hour. Smith doesn't stop thinking about her. She thinks of Whipple when she goes running.
Sharon Smith (dark hair facing camera), partner of dog mauling victim Diane Whipple, was comforted by members of the St. Mary's lacrosse team April 13, 2001 after an arraignment hearing for the. Diane Alexis Whipple (January 21, 1968 - January 26, 2001) was an American lacrosse player and college coach. She was killed in a dog attack in San Francisco on January 26, 2001. The dogs involved were two Presa Canarios: a male named Bane and a female named Hera.Paul Schneider, the dogs' owner, is a high-ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood and is serving three life sentence terms in. 1 of 5 Marjorie Knoller weeps as her attorney Nedra Ruiz describes the events of the death of Diane Whipple, in a Los Angeles court Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2002. Whipple died in San Francisco Jan. 26. In the end, the dog trial--as the Diane Whipple murder case came to be known--lived up to its billing.It didn't cause a culture-quake on par with O. Fri, Jun 25, 2021 LOGIN Subscrib
Sharon Smith, Whipple's domestic partner, wept and was hugged by her attorney when the verdict was read. There's no real joy in this, but certainly some measure of justice was done for Diane. WRONGFUL17b-C-16FEB01-SZ-RAD Photo by Katy Raddatz--The Chronicle Sharon Smith, shown here in the office of her lawyer, Michael Cardoza, is the life partner of Diane Whipple, the lady who was.
Diane Whipple was a talented lacrosse player, twice earning All-American honours during high school and appearing for the US at the Women's Lacrosse World Cup. She later accepted a role as lacrosse coach at Saint Mary's College of California, living in an apartment in the Pacific Heights area of San Fransisco with her partner The trial in the Jan. 26, 2001, mauling of Diane Whipple was moved to Los Angeles because of extensive publicity in San Francisco. Hammer said Whipple was previously bitten on the hand by one of. FILE--Diane Whipple, 33, who was fatally mauled Jan. 26, 2001, outside her San Francisco apartment by at least one of two huge Presa Canario dogs, is shown in this undated file photo. A jury in.
Diane Whipple was terrified of those dogs, and she wasn't the type that scared easily. She was a lacrosse player and coach at St. Mary's College in the East Bay. Whipple could take care of herself in most situations, but those dogs were different. The dogs were a combined 250 pounds of snarling fury named Bane and Hera Diane Whipple (Whipple) lived with her domestic partner, Sharon Smith (Smith), on the sixth floor in the same San Francisco apartment building as defendants. Defendants, who were both attorneys, lived and operated their law practice out of their sixth floor, one and one-half bedroom, apartment, which was down the hallway from Whipple and Smith Today marks the 10th anniversary of the horrific death of Diane Alexis Whipple. For those of you who may not know or remember what happened to Diane, it was an unimaginable nightmare. On the late afternoon of January 26, 2001, Diane was mauled to death by two enormous dogs in the hallway of her San [
Diane Whipple (Before) & Bonnie Busch (After) Diane Whipple was a college Lacrosse coach and marathon runner, 34 years old with a petite frame. Diane lived with her partner, Sharon Smith who was an investment company manager. Diane was described by the male defendant, Robert Noel as a timid mousey blonde who almost had a coronary. At a news conference Monday, Sharon Smith said she was filing a civil suit to get justice for her partner Diane Whipple. Whipple, a 33-year-old lacrosse coach, was killed Jan. 29
The couple whose dogs mauled their neighbor should be held accountable for the savage attack because they killed Diane, the victim's domestic partner testified Thursday Smith had sued attorneys Marjorie Knoller and her husband, Robert Noel, owners of the two large presa canario dogs that killed her partner, Diane Whipple, in a Jan. 26 attack . After the verdict, Whipple's domestic partner, Sharon Smith, said she felt a level of closure and that she always thought second-degree murder was an appropriate charge in the case
Knoller is charged with second-degree murder in the attack by Bane, the larger of the two dogs, on Diane Whipple. Whipple's partner, Sharon Smith, and her mother, Penny Whipple, were in court. Whipple's fatal mauling was an accident, they said. Whipple's domestic partner, shook her head in disbelief as the judge announced his decision. Diane was murdered by these dogs and by. In the meantime, in a novel move, Diane Whipple's partner, Sharon Smith, has filed a wrongful death suit. California courts have uniformly held that unmarried heterosexual partners cannot make wrongful death claims, and this case goes even further, involving a same-sex couple Condemning her behavior as reckless and outrageous, a judge sentenced Marjorie Knoller to 15 years to life in prison for the 2001 dog-mauling death of neighbor Diane Whipple. The killing of the 33.
In this Feb. 19, 2002, photo, Marjorie Knoller weeps as her attorney describes the death of Diane Whipple. California commissioners on Thursday denied parole for the former San Francisco attorney. Sharon Smith, life partner of dog mauling victim Diane Whipple, cries with friend Sarah Miller during a candlelight vigil marking the one year anniversary of Whipples death January 26, 2002 in San..
Sharon Smith, whose partner of nearly seven years, Diane Whipple, was viciously attacked in the hallway outside her Pacific Heights apartment on Jan. 26, maintains in the suit that the dog's owners -- and the apartment building owner -- showed negligence by allowing the large Presa Canario dogs, Bane and Hera, to stay in the urban residence The Diane Whipple Case. In January 2001, two dogs killed Diane Whipple of San Francisco as she tried to enter her apartment. In the year that followed, shocking details emerged about the case, and criminal charges ranging all the way to murder were filed against the owners of the dogs, Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel The couple were convicted in the death of Diane Whipple, 33, who was mauled to death January 26, 2001, as she returned home from a trip to a grocery store. Whipple's domestic partner, Sharon.
Death of Diane Whipple. Diane Alexis Whipple (January 21, 1968 - January 26, 2001) was a lacrosse player and college coach. She was killed in a dog attack in San Francisco on January 26, 2001. The dogs involved were two Presa Canarios: a male named Bane and a female named Hera. Paul Schneider, the dogs' owner, is a high-ranking member of the. The Bay Area Reporter has learned that Robert Noel, convicted along with his wife, Marjorie Knoller, for the 2001 fatal dog mauling of lesbian neighbor Diane Whipple, died over the summer on his 77th birthday. The case against Noel and Knoller was one of the most publicized trials in Bay Area history, generating international news attention and. . National Center for Lesbian Rights Executive Director Today marks the 10th anniversary of the horrific death of Diane Alexis Whipple. For those of you who may not know or remember what happened to Diane, it was an unimaginable nightmare. On the late afternoon of January 26, 2001, Diane was mauled t The judge, prosecutors, family and friends of Diane Whipple, and a crowd of reporters who have followed the sensational dog mauling case for more than a year were waiting for Marjorie Knoller to express some regret Monday before she was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter. Whipple's partner. Citing her failure to apologize and the fact.
SHARON SMITH, DIANE WHIPPLE'S PARTNER: I just stood up from a juror's chair, and I am wondering what value that seat really has. I never would imagine myself in this position giving a victim impact statement. But the past 17 months have been filled with things that I never would have imagined or never would have wished for It was the story that shocked the nation and captured headlines for more than a year. In January 2001, Diane Alexis Whipple bled to death in the hallway of her ritzy Pacific Heights apartment building when she was mauled by two Presa Canarios, a vicious breed of attack dog imported from the Canary Islands A woman who witnessed the dog mauling of Diane Whipple through the peephole of her apartment door testified Wednesday she heard the woman shrieking Help me! Help me! as neighbors' dogs savagely.
Browse 83 diane whipple stock photos and images available, or start a new search to explore more stock photos and images. Robert Noel,one of two defendants in the dog mauling trial listens to opening arguments in Los Angeles, Tuesday, February 19, 2002 Transcript: The defense for the couple whose dog mauled their neighbor to death opened its case in California today Diane Alexis Whipple (January 21, 1968 - January 26, 2001) was a lacrosse player and college coach. She was killed in a dog attack in San Francisco on January 26, 2001. The dogs involved were two Presa Canarios: a male named Bane and a female named Hera. Paul Schneider, the dogs' owner, is a high-ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood and is serving a life sentence in state prison Sharon Smith, life partner of dog mauling victim Diane Whipple, speaks to the news media before the start of a candlelight vigil marking the one year... Speak of television, automobiles, modern conveniences, a fast pace of living-Singapore has them, according to Mr About Diane Whipple PA-C (she/her) is a physician assistant in Randallstown, MD. For new and existing patients, please see recommendations on how to schedule an appointment with Diane Whipple online. According to our records, she performs Airway Obstruction Relief procedures
Mauling victim Diane Whipple and her partner Sharon Smith lived in a sixth-floor apartment across a lobby from defendants. Smith encountered defendants' two dogs as often as once a week. In early December 2000, Whipple called Smith at work to say, with some panic in her voice, that one of the dogs had bitten her The story of Diana Whipple a coach and lacrosse payer, she lived in San Francisco. The article talks about how Diane's same sex partner Sharon Smith wasn't able to sue the owner of the two large dogs that brutally attacked and mauled Mrs. Whipple to death just outside of their apartment building The domestic partner of Diane Whipple, a woman killed last month in a California dog mauling, wants to sue the animal's owners for wrongful death. But under current state law, she can't collect. Diane Whipple was not the first victim of these dogs, Assistant District Attorney Jim Hammer said in Los Angeles County Superior Court. She was the last victim. the partner. They had.
33-year-old, Diane Whipple was a world class lacrosse athlete and coach. On January 26, 2001 she was mauled to death by two Presa Canario's in the hallway of her San Francisco apartment building. Diane (left) with her life partner Sharon Smith (right). The dog responsible for most of Diane's injuries was a Presa Canario named Bane For Ms. Whipple's domestic partner, Sharon Smith, the verdict brought a sense of relief and justice. ''It felt like weeks before the clerk read the verdict,'' Ms. Smith, 36, said of today's decision Compare those to what happened to Diane Whipple. With that, he projected on a huge screen the gruesome, bloody photos of Whipple's mangled neck, bitten arms and legs and crushed larynx
Whipple's partner, Sharon Smith, found the latest twist hard to take But other neighbours testified that the dog had often threatened other people and dogs in the area. The case was a sensation in San Francisco and the trial was moved to Los Angeles because of concern that the massive publicity would influence the outcome 30. level 2. Glockerspaniel. Heartless Monster. 2 years ago. Diane wasn't dating the owner of the dogs, she lived with a same-sex partner. She was mauled to death in the hallway of her apartment building when one of the people who was taking care of the dogs was taking it outside to use the bathroom. 6 Sharon Smith, Whipple's life partner who is currently suing Knoller and Noel, left the courtroom when the details of Whipple's autopsy were presented. Nedra Ruiz, Knoller's attorney, said in her opening statement that Knoller did all she could to protect Whipple and that the 30 or so incidents the prosecution would use to show the couple. death of Diane Whipple. On January 26, 2001, Diane Alexis Whipple, a thirty-three year old college lacrosse coach who stood just over five feet tall and weighed only 110 pounds, was unlocking the door of her sixth-floor apartment in San Francisco, when two Pres Remembering Diane Whipple's Place in LGBT Rights. Ten years after the tragic death of Diane Whipple, attacked by two dogs outside of her Pacific Heights Apartment, the Bay Area Reporter looks back.
The January mauling of Diane Whipple is believed to be the first fatal attack involving a Presa Canario in the United States. Breeds responsible for most fatal attacks in U.S., 1979-98 Pit bul Diane Alexis Whipple (January 21, 1968 - January 26, 2001) was a lacrosse player and college coach. She was killed in a dog attack in San Francisco on January 26, 2001. The dogs involved were two Presa Canarios: a male named Bane and a female named Hera. Paul Schneider, the dogs' owner, is a high-ranking member of the Aryan Brotherhood and is. Whipple's partner, Sharon Smith, a senior executive of the brokers Charles Schwab, has successfully campaigned for new state laws allowing same-sex partners to sue for wrongful death FILE--Diane Whipple, 33, who was fatally mauled Jan. 26, 2001, outside her San Francisco apartment by at least one of two huge Presa Canario dogs, is shown in this undated file photo. A jury in. In San Francisco, St. Mary's College lacrosse coach Diane Whipple, 33, was fatally mauled on January 26 by two leashed Presa Cararios with a reported combined weight of 233 pounds. Police reports indicated that the dogs dragged Marjorie Knoller, 45, down the hall to attack Whipple as Whipple tried to enter her apartment With Kimberly Guilfoyle, Jim Hammer, Marjorie Knoller, Robert Noel. On January 26th, 2001, 33-year-old Diane Whipple was mauled to death by her neighbors' dogs in the hallway of her San Francisco apartment building. The brutal attack shocked residents of the city, and Whipple, young, prosperous and gay, quickly captured the public's sympathy