Medical Examiner: Local Toddler’s Mauling Death Was Accidental
KILLEEN (March 5, 2014) The death of Raymane Camari Robinson, the 2-year-old Killeen boy mauled by a dog on Saturday while walking with two other children, was accidental, a medical examiner’s report says.
In the report Dr. Janis Townsend-Parchman of the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas said the toddler died of penetrating and blunt force injuries.
The boy was killed and an 8-year-old girl was injured when the bull mastiff attacked them as they walked home from a neighborhood playground.
The dog ran out from the garage of the home at around 5 p.m. Saturday in the 4100 block of Pennington Avenue in Killeen and first attacked the girl.
*An 18-year-old boy who was walking with the younger children was able to get the dog off the girl, but the animal immediately turned on the small boy, grabbed him and dragged him down the road, Killeen police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said.
Officers were told while en route that the children had been hurt and asked the dispatcher to send an ambulance to the scene.
Both children immediately were taken to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, but the injuries suffered by the 2-year-old were so severe doctors could not save him.
The names of the girl and the teenager have not been released.
Witnesses said someone in the neighborhood fired shots at the dog and the noise from the gunshots caused the dog to drop the boy, after which the dog ran back to the garage from which it had come, Smith said.
Killeen animal control officers took custody of the dog and it will remain impounded until the investigation is complete, Smith said.
It was the second deadly dog attack in Central Texas in less than two weeks.
On Feb. 17, 2-year-old Je’vaeh Mayes of Temple died at Scott & White Hospital after a pit bull her family was watching for a friend attacked her in the backyard of her home after she slipped out of the house without her parents’ knowledge.
*The Bullmastiff originates from England and is a cross of the English Mastiff and the Olde English Bulldog (this is not the wheezing, waddling Winston Churchill Bulldog, but the original, agile bear-baiting / pit-fighting bulldog). Bull Mastiffs are approximately 60% English Mastiff and 40% Olde English Bulldog and were recognized by the English Kennel Club in 1924. They were not recognized by the American Kennel Club until 1933. It is required that three generations of Mastiff – fighting bulldog mixes be registered as purebreds before a dog could enter to be judged. They were known for size, strength, and loyalty. The lineage of the Bull Mastiff can be traced back as early as 1795. These canines were originally bred to be gamekeepers and to guard the estates of their owners. Mastiffs could easily track and hold poachers on the property. They were used to guard diamonds for the “Diamond Society of South Africa”. Today they still used as guard and attack dogs and as companion animals.
This is a list of dog breeds that have a history of being potentially dangerous to people, especially children. Daxton’s Friends for Canine Education and Awareness understands that any dog has the ability to bite or inflict serious harm to humans. This list consists of several dog breeds that have a higher than average number of recorded human fatalities. Please use extreme caution if you choose to bring one of these breeds into your home. Rental communities and homeowners insurance may restrict many of the dog breeds on this list due to the likelihood of a serious incident.
Pit Bulls, Mastiff, and Rottweiler lead in fatalities and are listed first. The rest of the breeds are listed in alphabetical order:
Pit Bull Terrier Family
- American Bulldog
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- English/Standard Bull Terrier
- Miniature Bull Terrier
- Olde English Bulldog
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Cane Corso/Italian Mastiff
- Dogo Argentino
- English Mastiff
- Fila Brasileiro
- Dogue de Bordeaux/French Mastiff
- Great Dane/German Mastiff
- Presa Canario
- St. Bernard/Alpine Mastiff