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: Man Dies After Breaking Up Dogfight in Kewanee; Did not Seek Treatment After Severe Bite Injuries

Juan Ruiz, 66, died after breaking up a dog fight at his home in Kewanee, Illinois. Victim, Dog Breed Identified UPDATE 05/02/22: One week after a man died after breaking up a dog fight, the victim has been identified, as has the breed of dog involved. Kewanee Police Chief Nicholas Welgat confirmed Henry County Coroner's office information that the victim was Juan Ruiz, 66 of 819 North Vine Street. The breed of the attacking dog was a pit bull. County Coroner Melissa Watkins sai… [Read full blog post]

2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman Killed by Multiple Dogs in Her Own Front Yard in Oklahoma County; Dogs Still At Large

Anita Mears, 61, was killed by multiple dogs in her front yard near Newalla. Woman Killed by Dogs Newalla, OK - After Oklahoma County Sheriff’s deputies found a woman dead in the front yard of her property on Sunday near Newalla, they thought the woman had been stabbed to death and began a homicide investigation. The coroner's office later announced the woman died of dog bites -- thus the police investigation had been bungled irrevocably from the start. Investigators were not… [Read full blog post]