2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Owner Charged with Manslaughter After Multiple Attacks in Oklahoma

State of Oklahoma v. Morrow, Rise Jo (CF-2022-131) Rise Morrow is charged with manslaughter in the 2nd degree, "Owner of a Dog that Kills." Man Died After Bite Injuries Claremore, OK - On May 9, reporter Lori Fullbright of Tulsa-based KOTV, published part of a charging document on her Facebook page. Otherwise, we have seen no other news reports about these charges or the multiple victims involved. Rise Jo Morrow (also known as Risa), who is in her 60s, was charged with second-d… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Public Health Employee Killed by Pack of Dogs in Alabama; Second Attack by Same Dog Pack

Jacqueline Beard, an Alabama public health employee, was killed by a pack of dogs. More Details Released UPDATE 05/08/22: On April 29, an Alabama public health employee went to a dog owner's home on Crumpton Road at about 10:00 am to investigate a dog attack that occurred a day earlier involving at least six dogs. She was mauled and killed by these same dogs, likely just after getting out of her vehicle. Authorities found Jacqueline Summer Beard's body after receiving reports… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: 7-Month Old Killed, Great-Grandmother Injured by Large, Muscular Family Dog in Martinez

Great-Grandmother Charged with Second-Degree Murder Serenity Garnett was killed by a dog while under the care of her great-grandmother. Great-Grandmother Charged UPDATE 03/25/22: The great-grandmother of a baby girl killed by a large, muscular family dog earlier this week has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to her death. Migdelia Guadalupe, 56 -- who suffered lacerations and puncture wounds in the attack -- was released from the hospital today a… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Relative's Rottweiler Kills 7-Year Old Girl, Injures Adult Female in Waynesboro, Virginia

Step-Grandfather and Grandmother Indicted on Murder Charges Olivia Floyd, 7, was killed by a relative's rottweiler in Augusta County, Virginia. Extensive Criminal Charges UPDATE 05/17/22: On May 13, 2022, multiple arrests were carried out by Waynesboro and Augusta County law enforcement officers in connection to the death of a 7-year old girl. Olivia Floyd was killed by a rottweiler while visiting her step-grandfather's home in January. One day after the deadly attac… [Read full blog post]