Convicted Two Years After Baby's Dog Mauling Death
Johnathan Quarles Jr. was killed by his step-grandmother's pit bull in Dayton, Ohio.
Sentenced to 3 Years archived
UPDATE 06/09/16: Today in a Montgomery County court, a judge sentenced Kimiko Hardy to three years in jail in connection to the mauling death of a baby who was under her care on July 20, 2014. In May, a jury found Hardy guilty on six felony counts after her pit bull killed her 7-month old step-grandson, Johnathan Qu… [Read full blog post]
UPDATE 06/11/14: Holden William Garrison of Davisburg died Sunday morning after being viciously attacked by his family's dog. At the time of the attack, the baby's uncle was holding the child while on the couch with his mother sitting nearby. The dog suddenly jumped up and latched onto the infant's head and throat. The child's father "pried the dog's jaw open" to free the baby. The child died after being transported to two hospitals. The dog is being euthani… [Read full blog post]
UPDATE 12/11/13: Autopsy results confirmed that dog bites caused the death of a 3-month old girl. Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak said that Mia Gibson died from internal injuries due to dog bites. The baby died on Tuesday at Nationwide Children’s Hospital at about 7:45 am. Her mother found her on the floor next to the living-room couch where her father was sleeping just before 7:00 am. Mia had fallen from the couch and was fatally injured by the family's t… [Read full blog post]
A "cart-pulling" rottweiler from Deep Creek Kennel.1
Details Released archived
UPDATE 12/05/12: The Yadkin County Sherriff's Office has finally released details about the mauling death of Dixie Jennings. The child was killed on November 9 at 11:30 am at Deep Creek Kennel in Yadkinville, which is owned by the infant's grandmother, Robin Jennings. The infant's mother Sarah Jennings also works at the kennel and was with her child in the office area when a customer came in wit… [Read full blog post]
Insights from Behaviorist
The funeral for 3-week old Tarilyn Luciana Bowles, mauled to death by a family pit bull while strapped into a child safety seat, is scheduled for Wednesday. DogsBite.org along with commenters have been repelled by the statement by the owner of the dog blaming the deadly attack on the animal smelling "baby formula on the infant's clothes." The endless denialism by the owners of these dogs after a violent or fatal attack, as in the case of Tarilyn, is re… [Read full blog post]
The father's 4-year old pit bull, Brody, off leash at Burleson High School.1
Mother Feared Dog
09/26/12: The CBS DFW video posted yesterday briefly interviewed neighbor Jessica Hale who has young children of her own. Parts of Hale's statement are also quoted in a WFAA news report. Quite literally -- just minutes before the deadly attack -- the baby's mother Jessica Oxner had been speaking with Hale, expressing concern to her about the baby being in the house with the dog:
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Tyzhel Latella McWilliams seen next to Zulu, which later killed the baby.
The Nanny Dog
UPDATE 06/19/12: The mother of an infant killed by a family pit bull last week called the baby's death a "tragic accident" and expressed disbelief that the very Nanny dog pit bull that seemed to "watch over the infant like a protective parent" would fatally bite her baby. "Never in my life I thought that would happen," the mother said in an interview Monday. The 27-year old mother moved into th… [Read full blog post]
The pit bull seen in quarantine at the Allen County pound (video/Hometown Stations).
UPDATE 05/21/12: After pulling their first story, the Toledo Blade, we refer to as the Yellow or Biased Toldeo Blade, republished under a new title. This news entity has a long history of not just pushing the pro-pit bull cause, but was instrumental in bringing down former Lucas County Dog Warden Tom Skeldon and ensuring the passage of legislation that repealed Ohio's lon… [Read full blog post]