Braelynn Coulter, 3-years old, was killed by one of her family's pit bulls.
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UPDATE 02/28/14: The media continues to focus on the parents of a 3-year old girl who was killed by a family pit bull on Monday. The dog had a history of aggression, including breaking through a fence to attack a neighbor's dog in the past few months, the family had adhered at least two Beware of Dog signs to their home and today we learned that the attacking family pit bull, one… [Read full blog post]
Dogs Free to Kill
UPDATE 02/28/14: No leash laws in semi-rural parts of Tallapoosa County? No problem. Dogs are free to roam and kill innocent children at their choosing with no criminal penalties to their owners. Several news reports have expressed that the grandfather's yard was either partially fenced or not fenced at all. It is a dog owner's responsibility to keep them contained on his property, not the responsibility of neighboring residents to erect fences to keep the… [Read full blog post]
Family Owned Pit Bull
UPDATE 02/19/14: In a Tuesday update by KXAN, it was revealed that the child's family also owned a pit bull.1 "The Mayes family had their own pit bull that neighbors and family members say is friendly, and the kids play with it all the time," states the article. Details remain sparse partly because the local paper, the Temple Daily Telegram, is behind a paywall. Today, the Killeen Daily Herald noted that the attacking female pit bull also had two puppies at t… [Read full blog post]
Klonda Richey of Dayton, Ohio at different times before her death. View more photos »
In March of 2020, it was announced that a $3.5 million dollar settlement had been reached in the lawsuit filed by Klonda's estate against former Dog Warden, Mark Kumpf, and the Board of County Commissioners of Montgomery County. The lawsuit was filed in 2015. The subsequent years of litigation and final settlement brings some closure to Klonda's survivors, her sister and brother.
09/11/14… [Read full blog post]