Alexander Adams, 2-years old, was killed by his family's pit bull-mix.
UPDATE 12/03/08: Police spokesman Bill Cassell could offer no theory as to why the family pit bull killed Alexander Adams. The boy's grandmother was walking with the dog's food bowl into a room where the dog was normally fed. The toddler followed and was attacked, he said. "While it's possible that the presence of food, combined with the young victim in the area where the dog was normally fed, triggered the attack, there is nothing definitive that can be determined," Cassell said.
11/28/08: Dogs Described as Pit Bulls
In an updated report, the Review-Journal reiterated again that police spokesman Bill Cassell described the dogs as part pit bull and that possibly both were involved in the deadly attack. The dogs "were at least pit bull mixes," he told the Journal. It is important to point out that pit bull owners and animal control departments will intentionally mislabel pit bulls as boxer-mixes, lab-mixes and other mixes in order to "protect" the breed after serious and fatal maulings.
A police spokesman, Officer Bill Cassell, says investigators might never know what triggered the Nov. 26 attack at a house in northwest Las Vegas.
But he says it happened after the boy followed his grandmother into a room where the pit bull or pit bull mixed breed dog was being fed.
The boy was fatally mauled and the grandmother suffered minor injuries. - Associated Press, December 3, 2008
11/27/08: Second Death in Clark County
Las Vegas, NV - In a developing story, a 2-year-old boy was fatally attacked by at least one dog at his home on the 6200 block of Warm River Road near Washington Avenue. Las Vegas police spokesman Bill Cassell said the boy and his younger brother were being taken care of by their grandmother when the child was fatally bitten. Cassell described the dogs as "mix-breed terriers" and that the dogs also might be a "type of pit bull pit bull" weighing between 40-45 pounds.
On September 12, 4-month-old Cenedi Kia Carey was fatally mauled by her family's two pit bulls in North Las Vegas. In that deadly attack, the child was also under the care of her grandmother.
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09/18/08: Video: Cenedi Kia Carey, 4-Months Old, 911 Tape
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