Thursday, August 26, 2010
UPDATE 08/26/10: An autopsy performed Wednesday showed the boy suffered multiple puncture wounds from dog bites. "One of the puncture wounds was in his carotid artery, and one was in his femoral artery," Coroner David Lenz Jr. said. "Death would have resulted in a few seconds from either one of those." The owner of the three pit bulls was a rental tenant of a mobile home on Shanklin's property who had moved in just a few months ago. Shanklin owns the mixed-breed dog.
08/25/10: Student Killed by Four Dogs
La Salle, IL - In a developing story, four dogs killed a 7-year old boy Wednesday morning at the Eric Shanklin Farm between Varna and Wenona. According to a report issued by the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, "Jason T. Walter, 7, was outside the rural residence when he was attacked by a number of dogs. Family members found him lying in the driveway outside the residence and called 911." Marshall County Coroner Dave Lenz pronounced Walter dead a short time later.
The initial Sheriff's report also stated, "Four dogs, three pit bulls and a mixed breed, owned by other residents on the property were captured and taken to the Marshall County veterinary clinic to be euthanized and taken to Galesburg for further investigation." Sheriff Rob Russell initially said that Shanklin personally owned the mixed breed, but he did not provide any other information on the ownership of the dogs. Walter was a student in the second grade at Northwest School, La Salle.
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| 8/25/2010 4:23 PM |
"Preliminary information indicated the boy did not live at the scene, but with his mother, Diane Walter in LaSalle. But it appeared his mother had a relationship with Shanklin, and the two had spent the night there, Lenz said."
| 8/25/2010 8:04 PM |
3 pit bull killings in one week.
These are murders, as another commenter wrote.
It is now common knowledge that pit bulls are deadly.
How many bodies will it take for our government to refuse to be dominated by the pit bull lobby?