First Victim Dies of Complications from Dog Attack Injuries
Summer Beard and Michele Sheeks died after being attacked by the same pack of dogs.
Estate of ADPH Victim Sues
UPDATE 01/20/23: In December 2022, the estate of Jaqueline Summer Beard, an Alabama Department of Health employee, sued 29 parties, individuals and corporations, in connection to Beard’s mauling death on April 29, 2022. At the time of the attack, Beard had been investigating an attack at 96 Crumpton Road i… [Read full blog post]
Alabama Legislature Passes, "Emily's Law" After Her Death
After pit bulls killed Emily Mae Colvin, the Alabama legislature passed "Emily's Law."
UPDATE 04/05/18: The owners of five pit bulls that killed a 24-year old woman in early December have been charged with criminally negligent homicide, a misdemeanor. A Jackson County grand jury indicted Brian Keith Graden, 43, and Melody Ann Graden, 45, in connection to the death of Emily Mae Colvin. Both were bo… [Read full blog post]