Deputies investigating the pit bull mauling death of Gerald Adelmund.
Victim Killed by Own Dogs
UPDATE 12/19/08: The Press-Enterprise reports the victim was the owner of the pit bulls. As expected, the larger male dog is now being described as a pit bull mastiff-mix and the smaller female dog as a pit bull. The dogs attacked him when he stepped outside of his home to smoke. Adelmund's family also authorized authorities to euthanize the female's nine puppies. Adelmund lived a… [Read full blog post]
Alexander Adams, 2-years old, was killed by his family's pit bull-mix.
UPDATE 12/03/08: Police spokesman Bill Cassell could offer no theory as to why the family pit bull killed Alexander Adams. The boy's grandmother was walking with the dog's food bowl into a room where the dog was normally fed. The toddler followed and was attacked, he said. "While it's possible that the presence of food, combined with the young victim in the area where the dog was normally fed… [Read full blog post]
One of three pit bulls involved in the mauling death of 62-year old Chester Jordan.
Autopsy: Death by Attack
UPDATE 11/02/08: An autopsy conducted on 62-year old Chester Jordan shows that he was alive when he was brutally mauled and killed by three family pit bulls at his Muncie home. Jordan died from the dog bite injuries and blood loss. The dogs attacked his facial area, chest, arms, stomach and legs. The majority of the bite injuries and the most severe were on his arms and legs… [Read full blog post]
Infant Died Quickly
UPDATE 10/07/08: Opal Sao, the grieving dog owner, said she left the baby on her bed, asleep, and had gone to the kitchen for a drink of water just after midnight. Penelope Rose, a pit bull mix, followed her to the kitchen, but while Sao was drinking, she realized the dog had left. She ran to the bedroom to find the dog standing on the bed over the baby.
The bed was reportedly off limits to the dog.
By the time she handed the baby to her niece, his mother, the baby was de… [Read full blog post]
Katya Todesco, 5-years old, was killed by a pit bull-mix while visiting a friend's home.
Police Contradict Initial Statements
UPDATE 10/10/08: The Simi Valley police did not release information about Katya Todesco until six days after she was attacked and three days after she was pronounced dead. It appears the department failed to follow standard protocol in this matter. When police finally did release the information, they told the Ventura County Star newspaper:
"Pol… [Read full blog post]
Kylie Daum, 3-days old, was pulled from her crib and killed by the family husky.
Death Ruled Accidental
UPDATE 09/25/08: An Ohio medical examiner has ruled the infant's dog mauling death was an accident. Kylie Mae Daum, 3-days old, had been home from the hospital only one day when the family's Siberian husky attacked and killed the newborn. Warren Township police Lt. Don Bishop said the baby's father left the room briefly and when he returned, he discovered the dog had attacke… [Read full blog post]
No Charges Filed
UPDATE 10/21/08: There will be no criminal charges after a baby girl was violently killed by two family pit bulls. District Attorney David Roger said his office couldn't find that the family members of the child had intentionally placed her in harm's way. "There were no significant prior actions of the dogs that would suggest that these dogs would be dangerous to human beings," Rogers said. Despite the well-documented fact that pit bulls routinely unpredic… [Read full blog post]
Alexis Hennessy, 6-days old, was attacked in her crib by the family husky.
Newborn Attacked in Crib archived
Hopatcong, NJ - A 6-day old Hopatcong Borough infant had died after the family dog attacked her while she laid in her crib. Newborn Alexis Hennessy was attacked and killed by the family's 3-year old husky named Shadow. Paramedics rushed the infant to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Sussex County Prosecutor David Weaver said the girl's pa… [Read full blog post]