Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Spotsylvania County, VA - In an incident we were alerted to yesterday, The Free Lance-Star reports that an autopsy has confirmed that one of David Quyon Haigler’s two pit bulls was responsible for his death. Haigler, 38-years old, was discovered dead in his home Saturday by his 18-year old son. The 6-year old pit bull accused in his death was loose in the home and initially would not allow responding deputies in, according to Sheriff’s Lt. Col. Michael Timm.
Haigler was found dead on the living room floor with wounds to his upper body. Authorities noted that a wooden baseball bat was on a sofa near the body and that the room was in disarray. Court records stated that blood was seen on the floor, walls and several pieces of furniture. Haigler's other pit bull was found chained in different area of the home. Timm said the investigation is nearly over, except for the pending results of a toxicology screening.
Haigler was "already under medical care for a dog bite" that occurred a week earlier, according to yesterday's article. The victim also had a felonious past.
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| 6/15/2011 12:06 AM |
So one guess is the one pit was chained up was because it was the one that inflicted the previous wounds.
The one that killed him was the "nice" one. Bet the toxicology report will have positive results.
| 6/15/2011 12:17 AM |
The "nice" one indeed, who finished him off. He survived serious prison time and all the dangerous that go with it, but he couldn't survive his dogs. This has to fit somewhere into ex-felon ironies..
| 6/15/2011 9:13 PM |
Dr Randall Lockwood pointed this phenomenon out during his 1986 "Are Pit Bulls Different?" article.
Statistically, Pit Bulls are roughly six times more likely to attack their owners, compared to other breeds.
PREVENT THE DEED, REGULATE THE BREED.