fatal pit bull attack


Gladys Alexander (92) – Olympia, WA – Killed By Her Neighbor’s 4 Pit Bull-Mixes While Delivering Newspaper (3/8/16) 1

Washington state woman, 92, killed in mauling by four dogs at neighbor’s home BY TOBIAS SALINGER – NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 8:14 PM A 92-year-old woman attacked by four dogs in her neighbor’s home near Olympia, Wash., died Tuesday, police said. Gladys Alexander was mauled by four […]


Suzanne Story (36) – Hertford, NC – Killed By A Pit Bull-Mix She Adopted 2 Weeks Earlier (2/10/16) 1

Mother of two killed by her dog in Perquimans County Brian Farrell and Staff, 13News Now 9:57 p.m. EST February 11, 2016 PERQUIMANS COUNTY, N.C. (WVEC) — A mother of two in Snug Harbor died Wednesday after her dog mauled her inside her home. Perquimans County Sheriff Eric Tilley said the attack happened around […]


Talen Nathan West (7) – Lumberton, NC – Killed By Neighbor’s Pit Bull While Playing In The Woods With His Brother (1/24/16) 1

Dog kills 7-year-old, injures another child First Posted: 7:19 pm – January 24th, 2016 Updated: 9:24 pm – January 24th, 2016 – The Robesonien LUMBERTON — One child has died and another was injured after they were attacked by a pit bull this morning, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s […]


Payton Sawyers (1) – Independence, VA – Killed By Pit Bull-Mix While Under Care Of Babysitters (1/8/16)

UPDATE: 15-month-old dies of injuries from pitbull attack in Grayson County Two people have been charged. Illegal drugs and ammunition were also found in the home Web Staff, WDBJ7, news@wdbj7.com – POSTED: 01:38 PM EST Jan 08, 2016    UPDATED: 02:51 PM EST Jan 09, 2016 Two people have been charged with having a vicious dog after a 15-month-old child suffered life-threatening injuries after […]


Nyjah Espinosa (2) – Killed By Father’s Pit Bull Type Dog – (Miami-Dade, FL) 1

Girl, 2, Killed in Dog Attack in Miami-Dade By Willard Shepard – Published Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 A South Florida family is coping with a terrible tragedy after a young girl was the victim of a dog attack just days before her second birthday. Nyjah Espinosa, who would have celebrated her birthday […]


Maria Torres (57) – Killed By Her Own Pit Bulls While Breaking Up Fight (Gridley, CA) 1

Gridley Pit Bull Owner’s Death Still a Mystery POSTED 6:27 PM, DECEMBER 17, 2015, BY LONNIE WONG GRIDLEY — Butte County Sheriff’s detectives are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine how 57-year-old Maria Torres died. Deputies went to her home just outside Gridley after she did not show up […]


Xavier Strickland (4) Killed By 4 Pit Bulls Walking To School With Mother (Detroit, MI) 4

4-year-old boy dies after being mauled by pit bulls in Detroit Witnesses say dogs dragged boy under fence By Local 4 – ClickOnDetroit news staff – Posted: 1:43 PM, December 03, 2015 – Updated: 1:43 PM, December 03, 2015 DETROIT – A 4-year-old boy died after being mauled by multiple dogs Wednesday in […]


Carter Hartle (11-mo) Killed By Family Pit Bull/Shar Pei-Mix (Oneida County, New York)

Deadly pit bull attack: Breed can be risky because it won’t let go, dog warden says By Elizabeth Doran | edoran@syracuse.com – Email the author | Follow on Twitter on November 16, 2015 at 3:45 PM The 2-year-old pit bull named Diesel was in the family’s living room about 7:15 p.m. Sunday […]


Pit Bull Owners Killed Or Seriously Injured By Their Own Dogs 5

The following is a collection of news stories where pit bull owners and their immediate family members were seriously wounded or killed by their own dogs. It is common to read pit bull owners say, “it’s all how you raise them” and “it’s the owners” in comment threads after a […]


Amiyah Dunston – Killed By a Pit Bull While Playing In The Backyard

Investigators still probing dog attack that killed girl, 9, who was playing in yard of LI home THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  – First Posted: November 09, 2015 – 8:34 pm – Last Updated: November 09, 2015 – 8:34 pm ELMONT, New York — Police have identified the 9-year-old girl who died after being […]