Two adults were arrested after a child was killed by three pit bull-mixes in Apache County.
Child Killed by Dogs
Apache County, AZ - A 2-year old girl is dead and two adults have been charged after three dogs attacked the toddler. On June 21, at about 5:00 pm, the Apache County Sheriff's Office (ACSO) received a call for assistance for a child severely injured in a "domestic dog attack," according to an ACSO report. Deputies responded to a home at 40 County Road 3043, south of Conch… [Read full blog post]
DA Cuts Plea Deal: Manslaughter and 4-Year Sentence
Curtis Wickham, 26-years old, was fatally attacked by three pit bulls in west Tulsa.
UPDATE 05/09/22: Benjamin Ryan Spence pleaded no contest to second degree manslaughter in connection to the mauling death of Curtis Wickham in October 2020. Prosecutors initially charged Spence with second-degree murder for directing his three pit bulls to attack Wickham and assault with a deadly weapon for t… [Read full blog post]
Doris Arrington, 59, was killed by four unsecured dogs on April 22, 2020 in Memphis.
Woman Killed by Dogs
Memphis, TN - A Shelby County grand jury indicted three people in connection to a fatal dog attack that occurred in April. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said that Phyllis Jones, 61, her daughter Kimberly Jordan, 40, and Jordan’s son Dedricz Perry, 22, were taken into custody Tuesday by U.S. Marshals. All three face reckless homicide charges for owni… [Read full blog post]
Donald Abner, 55, died after being mauled by a pit bull in Rockcastle County, Kentucky.
Sentenced to Prison
UPDATE 11/09/22: In October, a woman charged in connection to the death of 55-year old Donald Abner pleaded guilty to murder. Melissa Wolke, who gave commands to her pit bull to attack Abner while she repeatedly punched him in the face, accepted a guilty plea in exchange for 20 years in prison. During an interview with police after the attack, Wolke said she was going "red… [Read full blog post]