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12 thoughts on “2013 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman, 75, Killed by Bullmastiff-Mix in Arkansas Gated Community

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  1. Comment left at local paper:

    Lori Hutchinson says:
    November 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    "The dog was was raised from birth by the owner. The breeder was a family member who the owner lived the time. This dog was a family pet.."

  2. More comments at local paper:

    "This dog is from the same people that owned the dog that killed the little boy earlier this year. Raised side by side with the other dog. The owners or owner now need to face prosecution. They or she is completely responsible. One dog killing someone might be called a tragedy but two of your dogs killing two different people is no accident its a complete lack of responsibility."


    "Exactly. Their were two dogs at first and the owners were dating each other. The first dog killed a little boy and that dog was killed by one of the owners father. Well sometime between the death of the little boy and now the owners split up. And the female owner took the remaining dog with her to live in the village. And now it has killed a elderly woman. Yes they both should be in jail."

  3. Lynn Geiling, 50, and her husband reportedly owned the bullmastiff that killed Ayden. He also died at Mercy Hospital. Then it was later reported "The Geilings were taking care of the dog for their son, who is serving overseas."

  4. This is absolutely shocking.

    So we have killer dogs that are littermates.

    So is someone going to call this latest death an "accident". I seriously hope law enforcement does the right thing and prosecute the owner. In a perfect world the breeder would be accountable as well.

  5. That is an excellent question. It "appears," at least what I have read so far, that prior knowledge of viciousness (one bite rule) must be shown in order for criminal charges to be brought.

  6. Joan and Hans Kappen received Yard of the Month in July…"Since then, they transformed it into a beautiful garden, filled with a huge variety of plants from tropical to southern traditional and native. Their lawn features, among many other plants, a passion flower vine on a trellis, crape myrtles, clematis, weeping yaupon, elephant ears, creeping jenny, a Colorado birch and many plants which they brought with them from California…"

  7. "One free bite" and that includes mauling and murder?

    Is there any chance the authorities will take into account that the other dog owned by these people killed a child?

    What kind of alternate universe are we living in these days.

  8. That is why it is so important to report any attack by any dog, whether it attacks a pet, livestock, or human. Then follow up to make sure all of the correct paperwork is filed and part of the dog's record. It's a pain, but it is absolutely necessary. I would not be surprised to find out that these two dogs had attacked before but it was not reported.

  9. Police authorities announced Friday that they are going to try to round them up. A rather gray area, as they also said they were "handed out/sold in a parking lot." That's not the same story I hear from locals. I think in time, the person will be named and more people will come forward to help police. It is a small town, the breeder cannot hide from it.

  10. With the rumors confirmed- that these two murdering dogs were indeed littermates- is any effort going to be made to round up the other members of this canine "Manson Family"?

    Or are they going to be allowed to freely live in their neighborhoods as ticking time bombs until the next "accident".

  11. Thank you for posting this information! I live in Arkansas, and have had several encounters with pit bulls in my rural community, so I watch the news of your site with great interest. What is needed is more "litter mate" studies. Would be most interesting; akin to "twin studies" in humans. I'd like to see if there is a pattern to this, and in particular, if there is variation between the types of owners of litter mates, we would have more data to work with in the debate that persists about "nature vs. nurture."

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