A San Antonio woman whose two dogs allegedly killed her elderly neighbor earlier this year is now facing a felony charge.

Perla Rojas, 34, was indicted Nov. 24 on a charge of a dangerous dog attack leading to death, according to court records. If convicted of the second-degree felony, she could face up to 20 years in prison. Rojas had been identified in past Express-News articles as Perla Rojas-Ibarra.

The neighbor, Petra Aguirre, was feeding her cats on March 31 in the backyard of her home on the 900 block of Southwest 38th Street when two of Rojas’ dogs crawled under the fence and attacked her, authorities and Aguirre’s family have said.

Aguirre died about two weeks later at University Hospital, just shy of her 84th birthday. She was found mauled “from her scalp to her toes,” her family said earlier this year.

The two dogs were identified by Animal Care Services as Bebe and Skirtgles, both female American Staffordshire terrier mixes, which are often called pit bulls. Both dogs were euthanized.

Skirtgles, Bebe and another dog belonging to Rojas had attacked a 13-year-old boy in May 2013 on the 2100 block of West Salinas Street, according to ACS. The boy was treated for bites on his legs and buttocks and the dogs were quarantined.

Rojas then paid for their release after they had been licensed, vaccinated against rabies and given microchips, ACS said.

After the attack on Aguirre, Rojas was initially cited for not keeping her dogs on her property, a violation of the law.

According to court records, Rojas was booked the day after the indictment. She remained in the Bexar County Jail on Friday in lieu of $20,000 bail.

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