Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Killeen, TX - Police are investigating a dog attack, which fatally mauled an 11-year-old boy. Authorities say the dog jumped from the couch when the boy was running through his home with his little brother. The family's pit bull, named Little, knocked Seth Lovitt to the ground and bit him in the neck.
The boy's mother and grandmother managed to get the dog to release the child and called 911. The boy was transported in critical condition to Darnall Army Medical Center at Ft. Hood, where he later died. At the time of the attack, Seth's father was a soldier stationed in South Korea. News articles report he attempted to get home to face the tragedy.
Meanwhile, Seth's school, Palo Alto Middle School, called in crisis counselors to help stunned, stricken students cope. They set up shop in the school library to give students a safe place to talk about the event. An autopsy has been ordered. The dog was taken by the Killeen Animal Control Unit and placed in quarantine. The case remains under investigation by the Killeen Police Department.
There were two mentions of the dog having bit a neighbor just days before the fatal attack, but the bite was not reported to authorities.
09/02/09: Grandmother and Mother Charged in 2007 Death of Seth Lovitt
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| 5/30/2016 2:58 PM |
He is my cousin i never got to met him but hopefully he will get to met my dead 5 year old sister. I was 2 my grandma told me abut him and to day dedicated to try to find the artical.
| 5/30/2016 3:14 PM |
I am so sorry Rebecca. It is such a very sad story. There is more here.