Sunday, February 7, 2010
Cleveland Heights, OH - In a developing story, a woman was allegedly killed by her family dog early Sunday morning. Carolyn Baker, 63, was found in a pool of blood outside her home by her husband Ricardo Baker at about 3:30 am. When police arrived, they discovered that Baker had severe injuries to her right arm and shoulder, along with other bite marks inflicted by the family's rottweiler-mix. She was taken to Huron Road Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Despite the many bite wounds, family members do not believe the dog caused her death. They told reporters, "It was a 'good' dog." An autopsy is expected Monday, and the incident remains under investigation.
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| 2/11/2010 7:22 PM |
Sounding less and less like an act of heroism by the dog:
Ricardo Baker’s son received a call from a neighbor who said the Baker’s Rottweiler dog was loose in the yard and asked to have the dog taken inside. Baker’s son, who according to the police report was not at the house at the time, called his father at 3:20 a.m. to tell him to bring the dog inside. Ricardo Baker then went outside, retrieved the dog and brought him inside the house. He then noticed the back door of the home was open and his wife was lying outside in the driveway injured, at which point he called 911. Police officers were reportedly told at the hospital the injuries to Carolyn Baker’s shoulder area were caused by a dog bite. According to the police report, it is unknown how long Carolyn Baker was injured outside before she was discovered.
The dog is so heroic, he forgot to alert his owners about the dying woman and apparently, the backdoor was open too -- dog could have returned home anytime...