Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Murrieta, CA - Back in October, a 67-year old man was horribly mauled by his nephew's pit bull in the backyard of the family's home. At the time, authorities did not release his name. The Press-Enterprise described the incident as the dog "biting his arm and mauling his throat and groin." The victim was left in critical condition. According to the Riverside County coroner's office, Edward Mitchell died Sunday, due to complications from injuries suffered in the attack.
The Enterprise described the animal as a 1.5-year old male, unaltered pit bull named Shadow.
11/17/10: 2010 Fatality: Moreno Valley Woman Killed by Neighbor's Two Dogs
12/20/08: 2008 Fatality: 2 Pit Bulls Attack, Kill 60-Year-Old Rubidoux Man
| 12/09/2010 1:03 AM |
The big question is
WHERE DID THIS DOG COME FROM?
This is a vital piece of information in the investigation.
Did this dog have a previous attack history? Was it purchased from a dog fighter breeding and selling dangerous dogs? Did a rescue or shelter adopt out a dangerous dog?
If so, there are more deaths waiting to happen.
In any case of sudden death, there is a complete investigation.
The investigation is not complete without finding out the source of this dog.
| 12/09/2010 1:50 AM |
Riverside County has a nasty pit bull problem and the Riverside County Animal Control Director, Robert Miller, is a not-so-closet No-Killer. It's unclear what actions Murrieta animal control will take, they're still suffering from the genital mauling (charges were dismissed against the mother)
"The judge did not allow testimony from police about child protective services having removed McKinney's two older children from her custody within a week before the dog attack."