Bessie "Jill" Peterson, 88, died Tuesday after being mauled by a pack of dogs.
Owner Faces Two Felonies
UPDATE 09/10/19: On August 13, the Pickett County Grand Jury indicted Holland "Holly" Evans of Pall Mall in connection to the death of 88-year old Bessie Jill Peterson. On February 26, Jill was savagely attacked and killed by a pack of six dogs. Her sister, Nina Brown, 85, witnessed part of the attack. "They dragged her down the yard and all of her clothes were off, her shoes, ev… [Read full blog post]
"Found No Evidence for Anything Besides Domestic Dog"
Brenda Hamilton, 77-years old, died after being attacked by an animal in Pantego.
UPDATE 06/09/19: Family members and friends of Brenda Hamilton began a petition demanding that local authorities release details into her mauling death. On February 15, the Chavez family, awakened by their dogs barking by the road, found Hamilton lying in a ditch submerged up to her shoulders in water. EMS arrived to fi… [Read full blog post]
An 85-year old man died two weeks after a vicious dog mauling in Amarillo, Texas.
Man Dies After Mauling
Amarillo, TX - An elderly man died last week after being attacked by two vicious dogs earlier this month. Ed Stanley, 85-years old, died January 21, two weeks after the dogs mauled him on his own driveway. Stanley suffered injuries to his legs, face and arms, according to officials. Richard Havens, Director of Amarillo Animal Management and Welfare, said it wasn't just any a… [Read full blog post]
Lana Bergman, 70-years old, was fatally attacked by four pit bulls in Joshua Tree.
No Criminal Charges
UPDATE 03/29/19: Prosecutors have declined to file charges after a woman was killed by four pit bulls in January. Lana Bergman, 70, died of her injuries at the scene. The pit bulls belonged to a couple that parked their broken down bus on her property two weeks earlier. Bergman had agreed that Stephanie Johnston and Daniel Nelson could stay for a few days, but a few days dragged… [Read full blog post]