Monday, February 21, 2011
UPDATE 02/21/11: In a disturbing update, the victim's nephew, Billy Odom, blamed the deadly assault on Sirlinda by suggesting that the two rottweilers attacked her because she was holding a hoe. Sirlinda had been using the hoe while she gardened just before the attack. Odom then blamed the next attack on Shawn Samuel -- the dogs' owner and also his cousin -- for not being "friendly" enough while trying to cage the killers. Samuel's leg was amputated due to the injuries he sustained.
In true Maul Talk fashion, and perhaps to alleviate Samuel from any wrong doing in the eyes of authorities, Odom then called the incident a "tragic accident."
01/18/11: Breeding Operation Uncovered
FoxNews.com reports that Sirlinda Jayne Hayes, 66-years old, was tending turnips and collard greens just outside her home when the dogs attacked. In addition to killing the two rottweilers, authorities reportedly removed three other rottweilers from the dog owner's home (another deadly breeding operation). Dillon County Capt. Cliff Arnette hopes to talk to the dog owner, who still remains hospitalized, to learn how the incident unfolded.
02/17/11: Woman Killed by Rottweilers
Dillon, SC - In a developing story, at least one dog attacked two people, killing one. Dillon County Capt. Cliff Arnette did not know if one or two loose rottweilers attacked the woman who died. The owner of the animals attempted to save the woman, Sirlinda Jane Hayes, but the dogs attacked him too, sending him to the hospital. Both dogs were shot dead on the scene. Last November, a pet pit bull killed Justin Lane, 25-years old, also of Dillon County.
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Family members must be in horrible shock, there's no other excuse for saying such a bizarre thing: "It's one of those things that's meant to be," Odom said Friday. "She is in a better place."
I really doubt Sirlinda or any other person mauled to death by powerful dogs would agree. And Georgia Thomas, who opted "not to file a complaint" after the rotties killed her dog ... ?
This whole story is rotten. But I guess this is to be expected since it was written by the AP.