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A Woman, Age 68, is Mauled to Death by Pit Bull Mix Dogs – Part 9

Friday, September 4th, 2015
An American Pit Bull Terrier muzzled. Español:...

An American Pit Bull Terrier muzzled. Español: Un Pit Bull Terrier Americano con bozal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The backyards of America are not places where people’s blood should be spilled and their bodies ripped open in a fatal pit bull attack, but they are. Earlier this year, as two examples, the following victims were killed by pit bulls in backyards.

On June 28, 2015, in Lawton, Oklahoma, 3-year-old Jordan Collins-Tyson, under a babysitter’s care, was in his great-grandmother’s backyard, where a pit bull was chained. Authorities said that the babysitter was watching the 3-year-old through a window. She said that one minute, the boy was fine. The next time she looked, Jordan was on the ground. The pit bull had bitten the boy’s throat in a brutal attack, and the child died. When police arrived, the dog continued to be aggressive; they shot the pit bull to death at the scene. The child was transported directly to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Norerto Legarda of Pecos, Texas, age 83, was in his daughter’s backyard on July 2, 2015, when three pit bulls from an adjoining yard began attacking him. Legarda’s Labrador was also attacked. The fencing between the yards was well-maintained, and it was never determined exactly how the dogs escaped their owner’s property. When authorities went to the scene, the savage pit bull attack was still happening. To reach Legarda, police pepper sprayed and tasered the pit bulls. There was nothing they could do for the elderly man; he was pronounced dead at the scene. The Labrador survived the attack. The pit bulls’ owner gave permission, and the dogs were put down.

Learn more about the danger of pit bulls in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8 of this continuing series, which will include more specific examples of pit bull fatalities that have occurred recently here in the U.S.

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