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19 thoughts on “2009 Dog Bite Fatality: Michael Blaise Landry, 4, Killed in Own Yard

  1. Cleaning out the kennel at the time the dogs escaped? A “caretaker” not the actual dog owner?
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    http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20090411/NEWS01/90411001/-1/rss

    “He said Saturday that a man acting as caretaker for one or more of the dogs tried to rescue the boy, and was taken to a hospital because his blood pressure spiked. Juge said the man was cleaning out the kennel next door at the time. Animal control officers took all three dogs.”

  2. Sounds like a “Rescue Operation” for “boxer mixes” back in the spillway. Another baby sacrificed on the altar of Dog Culture.

  3. What everyone doesn’t know is that one of these dogs bit the older brother of this boy a while back. The dog owners should be punished.

  4. Some comments left at Topix regarding this death:
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    http://www.topix.com/forum/city/new-roads-la/T6LMMDGV7AOQC1G3G/p2

    QUOTE: Before making any further legal suggestions, please consider what the owners of this dog might be going through. I respect the opinions of all in this forum, however anyone can simply have an ignorant opinion about something they have heard on the news. Let’s give all parties the dignity they deserve

    RESPONSE: I know exactly where they live. There house is about 200 yrds from the dog pins. You apparently own murdering dogs of the same caliber. I personally will start hunting all boxers, pit bulls and all other bull dog looking dogs. You need to shut the hell up, this isn’t over by no means.

    (User: McFarland): OK THERE ARE ALOT OF THINGS TO BE CONSIDERED BEFORE WE GO PLAYING THE BLAME GAME FOLKS. FOR ONE, WERE THE DOGS IN THEIR PEN AND THE CHILD GO GET IN THE PEN? DID THE CHILD INSTIGATE, MAYBE POKING WITH A STICK OR THROWING ROCKS? IF THESE WERE THE CASE(AND I DO NOT KNOW) THEN I DONT SEE HOW THE OWNER OF THE DOG SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.

    (User: Parent in Morganza): Tammy and Robert Landry are wonderful parents.They take care of their family. The dog owners have sued people and their son has never had to pay for any of his crimes..they also blame everone else no
    mattered what happened.Remember Morganza is a small town and every knows the dogs owners and how they are.They are wanting to blame anyone but themselves now.

    (User: Lolita): that is what i heard from someone who knows that the lady breeds boxers and pits.

    (User: Wait One Minute): I also heard that one of the dogs were a pit(only what I heard from a neighbor of the dog owner).Robert and Tammy might be good people but their dogs weren’t worth a…

  5. Blaise Landry was playing in his yard, His parents were there also. Those 3 boxers were let out of their pen to run in the yard. The dogs went into the Landrys yard. grab that sweet baby. Robert and Tammy had to fight to get the dogs to let go of their baby, even after Robert was holding Blaise those dogs were attacking him trying to get the baby out of his arms. Blaise was killed by those dogs, they need to be put down. They are at the vets office in New Roads right now. They are killers.

  6. Thank goodness the neighbors didn’t own chihuahuas! If they had, Robert and Tammy would have been killed, too! (Please note the sarcasm.) I am so thoroughly disgusted by pit nutters that claim dogs will never attack unless provoked. My heart goes out to Tammy and Robert. How devastating this must be for them — not only to have a child killed by dogs, but to have to witness it…my prayers go out to them.

  7. A child died.

    What is NOT gross negligence here?

    Sounds like they are trying to protect a deputy, who wqas hired to protect public safety and should have known better

    Plus this sounds like an illegal breeding operation, and it sounds like it is PIT BULLS falsely being called boxers

    Pit rescues lie all the time and call pit bulls “boxers”

  8. “even after Robert was holding Blaise those dogs were attacking him trying to get the baby out of his arms. Blaise was killed by those dogs, they need to be put down. They are at the vets office in New Roads right now. They are killers.”

    These sound like pit bulls ALL THE WAY.

  9. “Sheriff Beauregard “Bud” Torres said Roy, a three-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and a member of the office’s K-9 division, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the completion of the State Police investigation”

    Great. He’s in K9 and he’s hanging out with people who have a history of aggressive dogs and bad behavior

    and he’s getting paid vacation for what he did

    By the way, they are trying to claim this guy’s fiance, Candace Wells, is the owner.

    But it sounds like these are owned by the family

    “Roy let the dogs loose Friday at the Morganza home of Todd Wells, who is Candace Wells’ father, as Roy helped his fiancée clean the dogs’ kennels, Torres said.”

    Sounds like Todd Wells has had issues!

  10. http://www.mylife.com/candace-wells-new-roads-la-2679056295-c.html

    Candace's Friends & Family (3 of 5)
    Name City, State
    Todd Wells Morganza, LA Marianna Wells Morganza, LA Clarence Wells Morganza, LA

    Clarence Wells is 69, probably father of Todd Wells, Clarence's probable wife Marianna 67 year old

    This sounds like a family breeding operation. And it sounds like they are trying to avoid liability by claiming the owner is a 20 something kid, the grandaughter

    Where Candace's Lived (4 of 4)
    City, State
    New Roads, LA Morganza, LA Oscar, LA Ventress, LA

  11. You know what—- dont’t pass the blame! You have a IDIOT that is on the force, whom apparently is an Idiot, for letting the dogs out!!!?????????? He needs to step up and face the fact that he has cost a childs life because he is an IDIOT!!!!!!!!!! I have NO simpathy for him!!!!!!!!!!!

    God bless the parents that have to deal with this!!!!!!!!!

  12. Case Closed, No Charges:
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    "MORGANZA, LA (WAFB) – The case of a deadly dog mauling in Morganza is officially closed. After hours of testimony, and a trip to Morganza, the grand jury decided not to indict the owners of the three boxers.

    4 year-old Michael Landry was attacked and killed outside his Morganza home back on April tenth. Friday, a New Roads grand jury visited the scene off Highway 3050 and saw Landry's autopsy photos.

    But in the end, decided there wasn't enough evidence to indict dog owners Candice Wells and Pointe Coupee sheriff's deputy Rob Roy."

    http://www.wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=10331005&nav=menu57_2

  13. No charges filed in mauling
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    http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/44629832.html

    “However, Robert Landry said he felt community service or some other type of punishment for Roy and Wells would have sent a message to other dog owners to be more watchful of their pets.

    “So anybody who has a dog, if that dog kills someone, they have nothing to lose,” Robert Landry said. “That’s what I get out of this.”

    Landry also said he hopes the Legislature enacts measures that would hold animal owners criminally accountable for their pets’ behavior.

  14. Louisiana House Bill 155 is in the works:
    {This act shall be known as the "Luna McDaniel and Michael Blaise Landry Act" in honor of Mrs. Luna McDaniel, a resident of Ville Platte, LA and Michael Blaise Landry of Morganza, LA.}
    We are hoping this bill becomes law by this fall.

  15. The Luna McDaniel and Michael "Blaise" Landry bill has passed and was signed by the governor on 7/2/09. It will go into effect 8/15/09.
    God Bless you Blaise!!!!!

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