Sterling Ver Meer, 5-years old, was killed by a family pit bull in Oro Grande, California.
Family Pit Bull Kills Child
Oro Grande, CA - A 5-year old boy is dead after being attacked by a family pit bull, according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials. The attack occurred just before 3:00 pm in the 15100 block of Portland Street. An adult was watching the child when the attack occurred. The adult witnessed the attack as it was happening and called 911. News foot… [Read full blog post]
Uncle Pleads Not Guilty
UPDATE 09/25/13: The uncle of a 2-year old boy mauled to death by up to five pit bulls pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of child endangerment. Marco Antonio Zamudio, 23, was charged with one felony count of willful cruelty of a child resulting in the death of Samuel Zamudio. Prosecutors declined to file charges against the boy's grandmother, Eustulia Zamudio, 42, because of insufficient evidence, according to the San Bernardino County distri… [Read full blog post]
Woman Dies After Attack
San Bernardino, CA - In a developing story, homicide detectives are investigating the death of Jennie Erquiaga, 47, who died at her home Sunday after being attacked by her dog. Police responded to the incident just after 10:00 pm. The dog, a pit bull-mix, inflicted wounds to Erquiaga's arms, left leg and shoulder. Medical issues beyond the attack may have contributed to her death. Autopsy results are expected from the San Bernardino County Coroner's… [Read full blog post]
Front cover and anti-BSL article in Atomic Dogg, Winter 2010, Issue 12.
Parents Adored Pits
UPDATE 05/29/10: It was also reported Friday that the child's parents were pit bull aficionados. According to the Press-Enterprise, though the blinds were drawn at the family's home on Friday, pasted in a front window of the home was a sticker for Atomic Dogg Magazine, a magazine devoted to the "American Bully Breed," which is a pit bull characterized by a stocky body and oversized hea… [Read full blog post]