San Francisco’s infamous dog-mauling case was taken up by the California Supreme Court on Wednesday, with the justices intent on deciding whether Marjorie Knoller acted with implied malice when her pets killed neighbor Diane Whipple in 2001.

The justices unanimously granted review to determine whether implied malice involves conscious disregard for human life or is satisfied by an awareness that the act is likely to result in great bodily injury.

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