DA comfort dog helps 11-year-old witness in violent domestic abuse case

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A man was convicted for attempted murder in a case where police said the defendant shot the victim in the face.

District Attorney Lisa Green said Gonzalez was charged with attempted murder with premeditation and deliberation and aggravated mayhem in the domestic dispute.

Green said it was the first time they used Legend, a certified comfort dog.

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Legend assisted an 11-year-old witness by sitting with her and comforting her during her testimony.

Sentencing is set for April 1. Gonzales faces a life sentence.

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