2007 dog bite fatality citations ::

U.S. dog bite fatality citations are primarily gathered through news reports at the time of the attack. Copies of news reports are available upon request. Learn more about our data collection process.

  • "Girl killed in pit bull attack mourned," My San Antonio, January 13, 2008 (www.mysanantonio.com)
  • Associated Press, "Girl killed by dog she was helping," Dallas Morning News, January 15, 2007 (www.dallasnews.com)
  • "Girl killed by pit bull she was trying to help," Houston Chronicle, January 16, 2007 (www.chron.com
  • "Pit Bull in Fatal Attack Euthanized," My San Antonio, January 19, 2006 (www.mysanantonio.com)
  • Janet Elliot, "Legislation gets tough on dog owners," Houston Chronicle, April 24, 2007 (www.chron.com)
  • Associated Press, "St. Louis woman killed by family pet," Columbia Daily Tribune, January 17, 2007 (www.columbiatribune.com)
  • Heather Ratcliff, "Dog that killed woman had history of attacks," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 17, 2007 (www.stltoday.com)
  • Marty Harris, "Woman Killed By Family Dog," South County Times, January 19, 2007 (www.southcountytimes.com)
  • Todd Smith, "Affton woman killed by family pet," Southwest City Journal, January 24, 2007
  • Bill Wasson, "Henrico boy dies in dog attack," Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 25, 2007 (www.timesdispatch.com)
  • "New Developments in Fatal Dog Attack," WRICTV8, January 25, 2007 (www.wric.com)
  • Mark Bowes, "Family giving up all dogs after Rottweilers kill boy," Richmond Times-Dispatch, February 1, 2007 (www.timesdispatch.com)
  • "South Alabama Mobile Newsroom: Dog Attack Kills Child In Escambia County," WSFA 12 News. January 29, 2007 (www.wsfa.com)
  • Connie Baggett, "Rottweiler Kills Toddler," Press-Register, January 30, 2007 (www.al.com)
  • Associated Press, "Fatal mauling prompts warnings about dogs," Anniston Star, January 31, 2007 (www.anistonstar.com)
  • Associated Press, "Rottweiler was chained during fatal mauling of toddler," The Decatur Daily, January 31, 2007 (legacy.decaturdaily.com)
  • "Dogs that Fatally Mauled Girl Euthanized," Channel 11 Atlanta, February 17, 2007 (www.11alive.com)
  • David Simpson, "Girl, 2, killed by two dogs," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 17, 2007 (www.ajc.com)
  • "Dangerous Dogs Maul 2-Year Old Georgia Girl to Death," InjuryBoard Atlanta, February 17, 2007 (atlanta.injuryboard.com)
  • Associated Press, "Dogs That Attacked 2-year-old Euthanized," WTVY.com, February 18, 2007 (www.wtvy.com)
  • David Markiewicz, "Dogs put to death in fatal mauling," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 18, 2007 (www.ajc.com)
  • "Across Georgia," The Augusta Chronicle, February 19, 2007 (chronicle.augusta.com)
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled as "Robynn Bradley."
  • Lindsay Wise, "Police ID Friendswood woman allegedly killed by dog," Houston Chronicle, March 19, 2007 (www.chron.com)
  • "Autopsy: Woman Mauled to Death by Own Dogs," Click2Houston, March 19, 2007 (www.click2houston.com)
  • "Officials: Dog bites caused woman's death," KHOU TV, March 19, 2007 (www.khou.com)
  • Ruth Rendon, "Relative: dog blamed for attack wasn't aggressive," Houston Chronicle, March 20, 2007 (www.chron.com)
  • "Dog That Mauled Owner To Death To Be Killed," KPRC Houston, March 29, 2007 (www.click2houston.com)
  • Ben Tinsley, "Golden retriever in Friendswood mauling to be put down," Galveston County Daily News, March 29, 2007
  • Obituary, "Pamela Gayl McGee Rushing," Clayton Funeral Homes, Undated (www.claytonfuneralhomes.com)
NOTE: Due to the closeness in nature of the Catahoula pit bull dog and the Catahoula bulldog, and the common crossing of them, this fatality was recorded as a pit bull-mix.
  • LaKisha Ladson, "Pit bull fatally mauls 2-year-old girl," Dallas Morning News, March 23, 2007 (www.dallasnews.com)
  • LaKisha Ladson, "Girl's name released in fatal attack by pit bull," Dallas Morning News, March 24, 2007 (www.dallasnews.com)
  • "Regional Roundup," Dallas Morning News, March 24, 2007 (www.dallasnews.com)
  • Roy Appleton, "Some breeds rack up more bites, here and nationally," WFFA Channel 8, August 31, 2007 (www.wfaa)
  • Gary Detman, "Dog Attack on Boy Ruled Homicide," First Coast News, April 26, 2007 (www.firstcoastnews.com)
  • "PETA Urges Dorchester County to Ban Pit Bulls in Wake of Fatal Attack on Toddler," PETA press release, April 27, 2007 (www.peta.org)
  • "Mother charged in son's dog-mauling death," The Post and Courier, May 11, 2007 (www.charleston.net)
  • Nita Birmingham, "Toddler's mother charged," The Post and Courier, May 12, 2007 (www.postandcourier.com)
  • "Pit bulls attack 90-year-old," MySA News, May 13, 2007 (www.mysanantonio.com)
  • Vianna Davila, "2 dog attacks in 2 days," San Antonio Express-News, May 15, 2007 (www.mysanantonio.com)
  • "Pit Bulls That Mauled Man Euthanized," KSAT TV, Mary 24, 2007 (www.ksat.com)
  • Associated Press, "Pit bulls that killed elderly man are euthanized," KHOU TV, May 25, 2007 (www.khou.com)
  • Associated Press, "2 pit bulls euthanized, blamed for 90-year-old's death," Time Warner Cable News, May 25, 2007 (austin.twcnews.com)
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled as "Selestino Rangel."
  • Associated Press, "Man mauled by 2 pit bulls loses his left hand," MSNBC, February 15, 2007 (www.msnbc.msn.com)
  • "Tennessee man loses hand in pit bull attack," Toronto Star, February 15, 2007 (www.thestar.com)
  • Cindy Wolff, "Pit bulls attack -- Man can't believe he's alive after two dogs tear off his hand, inflict other critical injuries," The Commercial Appeal, February 15, 2007 (www.commercialappeal.com)
  • Cindy Wolff, "'You saved me' -- Driver left to get help, then came back to fight off pit bulls," The Commercial Appeal, February 16, 2007 (www.commercialappeal.com)
  • April Thompson, "Pit Bull Owner Speaks Out After Dogs Attack Man," WREG.com, February 20, 2007 (www.wreg.com)
  • Senator Doug Jackson, "Vicious Dog Attacks Must End," The Chattanoogan, February 24, 2007 (www.chattanoogan.com)
  • Cindy Wolff, "Menace Unleashed -- Much of the pit bull's nature depends on its nurture -- often with life-and-limb consequences," The Commercial Appeal, March 4, 2007 (www.commercialappeal.com)
  • SB 0143, Dianna Acklen Act of 2007, enrolled 05/15/2007, signed by Governor 05/30/2007, Tennessee General Assembly (www.capitol.tn.gov)
  • Obituary, James Chapple, Jr., Commercial Appeal, May 23 2007 (www.genealogybank.com)
  • Doug Colligan, "A Pit Bull Face-Off," Readers Digest, October 2007 (www.rd.com), republished in AmericanTowns.com (americantowns.com)
  • "Elderly El Paso woman dies after being attacked by her own dogs," Las Cruces Sun-News, May 25, 2007 (lsun-news.com)
  • Daniel Borunda, "Family dogs maul, kill Lower Valley woman," El Paso Times, May 26, 2007 (www.elpasotimes.com)
  • "Elderly Woman Dies After Being Attacked By Dogs," KFOX 14, Undated (www.kfoxtv.com)
  • Daniel Borunda, "Dogs euthanized after attack that killed woman," El Paso Times, May 31, 2007 (www.elpasotimes.com)
  • "Lower Valley woman attacked, killed by dogs," ABC 7 News, June 6, 2007 (www.kvia.com)
  • Sean Harder, "Mother: Army won't press charges in dog mauling," Savannah Morning News, August 31, 2007 (www.savannahnow.com)
  • Sean Harder, "No charges in boy's mauling," Augusta Chronicle, September 1, 2007 (chronicle.augusta.com)
  • "Little closure," Savannah Morning News, September 1, 2007 (www.savannahnow.com)
  • Marisa Brahney, "Family awaiting answers in alleged mauling death," NBC2 Channel 2 News, June 8, 2007, (www.mbs-2.com)
  • Marisa Brahney, "Vicious dogs kill 71-year-old woman," NBC2 Channel 2 News, June 27, 2007, (www.mbs-2.com)
  • Marisa Brahney, "Authorities searching for wild dogs after deadly attack," NBC2 Channel 2 News, June 27, 2007, (www.mbs-2.com)
  • Marisa Brahney, "Dangerous dogs keeping neighbors on edge," NBC2 Channel 2 News, June 28, 2007, (www.mbs-2.com)
  • "Search for killer dogs continues," NBC2 Channel 2 News, July 2, 2007, (www.mbs-2.com)
  • Ryan Mills, "BAD DOGS: Lawsuit, closed investigation latest in Estates woman's mauling," Naples Daily News, March 29, 2008 (www.naplesnews.com)
  • Associated Press, "Woman Killed by Her Own Pet Dog," Fox News, June 18, 2007 (www.foxnews.com)
  • "1-year-old pet dog kills owner," USA TODAY, June 18, 2007 (www.usatoday.com)
  • "Dog Attack Leaves Woman Dead," WNDU Channel 13, Undated (www.wndu.com)
  • Associated Press, "Woman killed in attack by pet dog," WAVE News, Undated (www.wave3.com)
  • Kevin Rader, "Woman mauled to death by pet dog," WTHR.com, Undated (www.wthr.com)
  • Obituary, "Phyllis G. Carroll," Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home (www.millermosterrobbins.com)
  • "Woman Dies After Pit Bull Attacks Face," Local 6 News, June 29, 2007 (www.loca6news.com)
  • "Woman Dies in Deltona Dog Attack," WESH Orlando, June 29, 2007 (www.wesh.com)
  • "Woman Dies After Pit Bull Attack," 13 News, June 29, 2007 (www.cfnews13.com)
  • "Deputy Forced To Taser Dog During Fatal Deltona Attack," WFTV News, June 29, 2007 (www.wftv.com)
  • Gary Taylor, "Pit bull kills woman, injures owner during Deltona attack," Orlando Sentinel, June 30, 2007
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled as "Mary Diana Bernal" and "Mary J. Bernal."
  • "Mauled Girl's Mother On Probation," WSB TV Channel 2, July 13, 2007 (www.wsbtv.com)
  • Josh Roseman, "5-Year-Old Killed In Dog Attack," 11 Alive News, July 13, 2007 (www.11alive.com)
  • "Mauled girl's mother was on probation over drugs," Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 14, 2007 (www.ajc.com)
  • Obituary, "Tiffany Ann Pauley," Times-Georgian, July 15, 2007 (www.times-georgian.com)
  • "Mother of Mauled Girl Facing Child Neglect Charges," First Coast News, July 17, 2007 (archive.firstcoastnews.com)
  • "Across Georgia," The Augusta Chronicle, July 18, 2007 (chronicle.augusta.com)
  • "Mauled Girl's Mom on Suicide Watch," 11alive.com. July 18, 2007 (archive.11alive.com)
  • Associated Press, "11-month-old Alabama boy mauled, killed by dogs in Tennessee," Al.com, July 24, 2007 (www.al.com)
  • Associated Press, "11-Month-Old Boy Mauled To Death In Putnam Co..," News Channel 5, Undated (www.newschannel5.com)
  • Obituary, "Trey Jordan Paeth," Florida Today, July 28, 2007 (www.legacy.com)
  • "No charges in fatal mauling," Knoxnews.com, July 29, 2007 (www.knoxnews.com)
  • Associated Press, "No Charges in Fatal Dog Attack," News Channel 9, July 30, 2007 (www.newschannel9.com)
  • "Pit bull responsible for 6-year-old's death," Capital News 9, July 29, 2007 (www.capitalnews9.com)
  • "Pit bull mauling in Steuben County," Rochesterhomepage.net, July 29, 2007 (www.rochesterhomepage.net)
  • "Pitbull Kills 6-year-Old Boy In Bath, N.Y.," Channel 2 WCBS, July 29, 2007 (www.wcbstv.com)
  • "Pit bull responsible for 6-year-old's death," Capital News 9, July 29, 2007 (www.capitalnews9.com)
  • "Neighbors say the pit bull that killed a Bath boy was aggressive," WETM News, July 30, 2007 (www.mytwintiers.com)
  • Jen Carpenter, "killed boy sent to Monroe County Medical Examiner; report due later today," The Evening Tribune, July 31, 2007 (www.eveningtribune.com)
  • "Father arrested in fatal dog attack," Star-Gazette, August 8, 2007 (www.stargazette.com)
  • "Father arrested in pit bull attack," Capital News 9, August 8, 2007 (www.capitalnews9.com)
  • Mary Perham, "Dad charged in fatal pit bull attack," The Leader, August 9, 2007 (www.the-leader.com)
  • John Zick, "Father pleads in fatal pit bull attack," The Leader, October 2, 2007 (www.the-leader.com)
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled "Sabin Jones-Abbott."
  • Tom Ford and Joy Powell, "Pit bull kills 7-year-old Minneapolis boy at home," Star Tribune, August 17, 2007 (www.startribune.com)
  • Karla Huit, "Day after pitbull attack, neighbors and leaders calling for changes," KARE 11, August 17, 2007 (archive.kare.com)
  • Boyd Huppert, "Grandfather worried about pit bull that killed seven-year-old Minneapolis boy," August 17, 2007 (archive.kare.com)
  • Associated Press, "After boy is killed by pit bull, Mpls to look at dangerous dogs...," KXNET NEWS, August 18, 2007 (www.kxmc.com)
  • Steve Ericson, "Fatal pit bull attack in Minneapolis prompts review of dangerous dogs," KARE 11, August 18, 2007 (archive.kare.com)
  • Rochelle Olson, "Trial opens in deadly dog bite case," Star Tribune, March 17, 2008 (www.startribune.com)
  • Richard Chin, "Beloved pet, fearsome dog: dueling images of a child's killer," TwinCities.com, March 18, 2008 (www.twincities.com)
  • "Father Found Not Guilty In Pit Bull Death," WCCO, April 11, 2008 (www.wcco.com)
  • Bea Change, "Judge acquits father, blames Animal Control Officers in mauling death of 7-year-old boy," KARE 11, April 12, 2008 (archive.kare.com)
  • Richard Chin, "Dad not guilty in son's killing by family pit bull," TwinCities.com, April 12, 2008 (www.twincities.com)
  • Rochelle Olson, "April 12: Father acquitted in son's dog-bite death," Star Tribune, April 17, 2008 (www.startribune.com)
  • John Pless, "Baby Killed by Dog," News Channel 9, August 21, 2007 (www.newschannel9.com)
  • Eyewitness News, NBC - 3 WRCB transcript, August 21, 2007 (www.newslibrary.com)
  • News Ch 9 at 11 PM, ABC - 9 WTVC transcript, August 21, 2007 (www.newslibrary.com)
  • "Attacking Involving Tethered Dogs," Helping Animals (www.helpinganimals.com)
  • Holly Yan, "Boy, 6, dies after pit bull attack," Dallas Morning News, September 1, 2007 (www.dallasnews.com)
  • Tiani Jones, "Mom: Pit Bull Should Be Euthanized For Boy's Death," CBS DFW, September 1, 2007 (www.cbs11tv.com)
  • Associated Press, "Pit bull kills boy," Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, September 1, 2007 (www.lubbockonline.com)
  • Bob Greene, "'First time dog had snapped,' says boy's mother," WFAA, September 1, 2007 (www.wfaa.com)
  • Jay Parsons, "Boy had raised pit bull since it was weeks old," WFAA, September 2, 2007 (www.wfaa.com)
  • "Prosecutor To Decide Charges In Fatal Dog Attack," Click on Detroit, September 13, 2007 (www.clickondetroit.com)
  • Norb Franz, "Charges possible after dog kills baby," The Macomb Daily, September 14, 2007 (www.macombdaily.com)
  • Norb Franz, "Dog owner withdraws plea," Macomb Daily, October 1, 2008 (www.macombdaily.com)
  • Brian Louwers, "Memorial fund set up for infant killed by rottweiler," Warren Weekly, October 24, 2007 (www.andgnews.com)
  • George Hunter, " Two charged in mauling of infant," The Detroit News, October 25, 2007 (www.detroitnews.com)
  • "2 charged in infant’s mauling by Rottweiler," The Mining Journal, October 25, 2007 (www.miningjournal.com)
  • Cynthia Trowbridge, "Two charged in Kylie's death," Digital Journal, October 27, 2007 (www.digitaljournal.com)
  • Amber Hunt, "Warren dog owner gets 6 months for fatal mauling," Detroit Free Press, November 12, 2008 (www.freep.com)
  • Cynthia Trowbridge, "Dog kills baby, dog owner gets 6 months jail term," Digital Journal, November 13, 2008 (www.digitaljournal.com)
  • "Stepbrothers to stand trial for dog's mauling of infant," Macomb Daily, November 30, 2007 (www.macombdaily.com)
  • Cindy Heflin, "Dogs kill elderly man, jogger in Livingston County," Ann Arbor News, September 13, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • Ben Schmitt, "Charges may be filed in dog attacks that left 2 dead: 2 people were mauled to death in Livingston Co.," Detroit Free Press, September 14, 2007 (www.freep.com)
  • Susan Oppat, "Dogs in fatal attack were American Bulldogs," Ann Arbor News, September 14, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • "Dogs Involved In Fatal Attacks Euthanized," Click on Detroit, September 14, 2007 (www.clickondetroit.com)
  • Susan Oppat, "Prosecutor says dogs involved in attack escaped before," Ann Arbor News, November 1, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • Tom Tolen, "Killer dogs tried to attack third victim," Ann Arbor News, December 28, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • "Dog Owner Tried In Fatal Dog Attack," Click on Detroit, December 28, 2007 (www.clickondetroit.com)
  • Tom Tolen, "Livingston County Board OKs new policy on putting down pit bulls and other 'bully breeds'," Ann Arbor News, May 20, 2008 (www.mlive.com)
  • Tom Tolen, "Livingston County woman offers tearful apology at sentencing for 2 dog mauling deaths," Ann Arbor News, September 18, 2008 (www.mlive.com)
NOTE: On July 22, 2009, the History Channel aired, "MonsterQuest: The Real Cujo." Photos of the dogs involved in the Livingston County double fatal attack were depicted. See related blog post.
  • Cindy Heflin, "Dogs kill elderly man, jogger in Livingston County," Ann Arbor News, September 13, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • Ben Schmitt, "Charges may be filed in dog attacks that left 2 dead: 2 people were mauled to death in Livingston Co.," Detroit Free Press, September 14, 2007 (www.freep.com)
  • Susan Oppat, "Dogs in fatal attack were American Bulldogs," Ann Arbor News, September 14, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • "Dogs Involved In Fatal Attacks Euthanized," Click on Detroit, September 14, 2007 (www.clickondetroit.com)
  • Susan Oppat, "Prosecutor says dogs involved in attack escaped before," Ann Arbor News, November 1, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • Tom Tolen, "Killer dogs tried to attack third victim," Ann Arbor News, December 28, 2007 (www.mlive.com)
  • "Dog Owner Tried In Fatal Dog Attack," Click on Detroit, December 28, 2007 (www.clickondetroit.com)
  • Tom Tolen, "Livingston County Board OKs new policy on putting down pit bulls and other 'bully breeds'," Ann Arbor News, May 20, 2008 (www.mlive.com)
  • Tom Tolen, "Livingston County woman offers tearful apology at sentencing for 2 dog mauling deaths," Ann Arbor News, September 18, 2008 (www.mlive.com)
NOTE: On July 22, 2009, the History Channel aired, "MonsterQuest: The Real Cujo." Photos of the dogs involved in the Livingston County double fatal attack were depicted. See related blog post.
  • "Boy dies after dog attack," WCNC, September 26, 2007 (www.wcnc.com)
  • "Dogs that killed boy described as docile 'They don't bark, they don't grab'," WCNC.com. September 27, 2007 (www.wcnc.com)
  • "Family Grieves While Investigation Continues Into Lincoln County Child's Death After Mauling," WSOCTV, September 27, 2007 (www.wsoctv.com)
  • "Owner of dogs may get repossession of his pets," Lincoln Times-News, September 28, 2007 (www.lincolntimesnews.com)
  • Diana Rugg, "Family, friends mourn boy mauled by dog," WCNC, September 29, 2007 (www.wcnc.com)
  • "Dog Set To Be Put Down May Not Have Attacked Lincoln County Boy," WSOCTV, October 1, 2007 (www.wsoctv.com)
  • "Owner won't face charges in dog mauling," WCNC, October 2, 2007 (www.wcnc.com)
  • "No charge coming in dog mauling," Lincoln Times-News, October 3, 2007 (www.lincolntimesnews.com)
  • Kara Lopp, "Dog owner won't be charged in death of boy, 2," Charlotte Observer, October 3, 2007 (www.charlotteobserver.com)
  • "Middleburg Woman Killed By Her Pit Bulls," WJXT Jacksonville, October 2, 2007 (www.news4jax.com)
  • Mary Maraghy, "Middleburg woman killed in dog attack," My Clay Sun, October 2, 2007 (www.jacksonville.com)
  • Ashley Coleman, "Woman Killed in Pit Bull Attack," First Coast News, October 2, 2007 (www.firstcoastnews.com)
  • Dana Treen, "Two pit-bull terriers attack, kill Middleburg owner," The Florida Times-Union, October 2, 2007 (www.jacksonville.com)
  • Associated Press, "Pit Bull Terriers Kill Owner in Florida," Fox News, October 3, 2007 (www.foxnews.com)
  • Dana Treen, "Her pit bull pets kill Middleburg woman," The Florida Times-Union, October 3, 2007 (www.jacksonville.com)
  • "Florida Woman Attacked, Killed By Her Own Pit Bulls," WSB-TV, October 4, 2007 (www.wsbtv.com)
  • Obiturary, "Tina Marie Canterbury," Florida Times-Union, October 5, 2007 (www.jacksonville.com)
  • Leonora LaPeter Anton and Lane DeGregory, "Fears unleash bill targeting the pit bull," St. Petersburg Times, April 11, 2010 (www.tampabay.com)
  • Jonathan Humbert, "Pahrump Woman Dies After Attack by 8 wolf hybrids," Channel 8 Eyewitness News, October 5, 2007 (www.lasvegasnow.com)
  • Christina Eichelkraut, "Woman killed in attack by dogs," Pahrump Valley Times, October 10, 2007 (www.pvtimes.com)
  • "Woman Killed By Dogs," Newson6.com, October 15, 2007 (www.newson6.com)
  • "Dogs maul woman to death," New Castle News, October 15, 2007 (www.ncnewsonline.com)
  • "Ada woman mauled by dogs," KXII.com, October 16, 2007 (www.kxii.com)
  • Randy Mitchell, "Woman killed during dog attack," Ada Evening News, October 16, 2007 (www.adaeveningnews.com)
  • "Pontotoc County Woman is Killed by a Pack of Stray Dogs," KTEN.com, Undated (www.kten.com)
  • Julie Bisbee, "Woman mauled by dogs," Ada Evening News, October 16, 2007 (www.adaeveningnews.com)
  • Julie Bisbee, "Officials try to locate owner of attacking dogs," Ada Evening News, October 18, 2007 (www.adaeveningnews.com)
  • "Search continues for owner of dogs that killed Ada woman," KXII.com, October 18, 2007 (www.kxii.com)
  • Julie Bisbee, "Mauling puts one neighbor on high alert," NewsOK, October 21, 2007 (www.newsOK.com)
  • Obituary, "Rosalie Corrine Bivins," Criswell Funeral Home
  • "Family dog kills Phoenix toddler," East Valley Tribune, November 5, 2007 (www.eastvalleytribune.com)
  • "Dog In Mauling 'Never Aggressive," News 5, November 5, 2007 (www.kpho.com)
  • "Arizona Humane Society Statement," News 5, November 5, 2007 (www.kpho.com)
  • "Family dog kills Phoenix toddler," East Valley Tribune, November 6, 2007 (www.eastvalleytribune.com)
  • "AHS STATEMENT REGARDING DOG INVOLVED IN FATAL MAULING," Arizona Humane Society Press Release, November 6, 2007
  • "Ariz. family reeling from fatal dog attack," UPI.com, November 7, 2007 (UPI.com)
  • Tony Santaella, "Girl Killed by Family's Beloved Pet Bulldog," WLTX.com, November 7, 2007 (www.wltx.com)
  • "Horrific attack by beloved dog stuns family," Tucson Citizen, November 8, 2007 (www.tucsoncitizen.com)
  • Obituary, "Tori Carin Whitehurst," The Arizona Republic, November 8, 2007 (www.azcentral.com)
  • "11-year-old boy dies after being attacked by a Pitbull," KCEN TV, November 6, 2007 (www.kcentv.com)
  • "Dog Attack Death Stuns Classmates of 11-Year-Old Victim," KWTX 10 News, November 7, 2007 (www.kwtx.com)
  • Bryan Kirk, "Family, friends mourn child’s death; boy dies after pit bull attack," Temple Daily News, November 8, 2007 (www.tdtnews.com)
  • Kevin Smith, "Mauling stuns boy's neighbors," Killeen Daily Herald, November 8, 2007 (www.kdhnews.com)
  • Mark Kutz and Haley Baker, "UPDATED: Killeen Boy Dies After Family Pit Bull Attacks," News Channel 25, November 14, 2007 (www.kxxv.com)
  • Jade Ortego, "Two women charged in boy's death," Killeen Daily Herald, August 13, 2009 (www.kdhnews.com)
  • Paul A. Romer, "Chance to start over set back by charges," Temple Daily Telegram, September 2, 2009 (www.tdtnews.com)
  • Paul A. Romer, "Attorney wants charges dropped in pit bull case," Temple Daily Telegram, October 16, 2009 (www.tdtnews.com)
  • Paul A. Romer, "Manslaughter charges abandoned for mother in deadly pit bull attack," Temple Daily Telegram, May 20, 2011 (www.tdtnews.com)
  • Ian Cull, "Father speaks about ex-wife's indictment, son's death," KXXV-TV, June 29, 2011 (www.kxxv.com)
  • Paul J. Gately, "Local Woman Pleads To Lesser Charge In Fatal Pit Bull Attack," KWTC.com, May 20, 2011 (www.kwtx.com)
  • Philip Jankowski, "Grandmother pleads guilty in pit bull mauling death," Kileen Daily Herald, November 17, 2011 (www.kdhnews.com)
  • Brandon Hartman, "Woman receives sentence after her pitbull mauled 11-year-old," KXXV-TV, January 12, 2012 (www.kxxv.com)
  • "Local Woman Whose Dog Mauled Grandson To Death Sentenced," KWTX 10 News, January 12, 2012 (www.kwtx.com)
  • (Updated) Philip Jankowski, "Woman receives probation in pit bull case," Kileen Daily Herald, August 16, 2012 (www.kdhnews.com)
  • Jake Jost and Anthony Welsch, "UPDATED: Second dog in fatal attack found," WBIR, November 12, 2007 (www.wbir.com)
  • "Pit bulls in fatal mauling considered 'dangerous,' animal control says," WATE, November 13, 2007 (www.wate.com)
  • Kristyn Hentschel, "No charges planned for owner of pit bulls in fatal mauling," WATE, November 14, 2007 (www.wate.com)
  • J.J. Stambaugh, "Stop for gas delayed help in dog attack," Knoxnews, November 15, 2007 (www.knoxnews.com)
  • J.J. Stambaugh, "Parents of victim want charges in dog attack," Knoxnews, November 16, 2007 (www.knoxnews.com)
  • Don Jacobs, "Authorities euthanize pit bulls after fatal W. Knox mauling," Knoxnews, November 19, 2007 (www.knoxnews.com)
  • Don Jacobs, "Animal shelter to urge dog law," Knoxnews, December 1, 2007 (www.knoxnews.com)
  • Jim Balloch, "Family, friends hope vigil for woman brings change," Knoxnews, January 8, 2008 (www.knoxnews.com)
  • Rebecca Ferrar, "Animal control statute urged," Knoxnews, January 14, 2008 (www.knoxnews.com)
  • Shelby Baker, "Knox Co. Commission passes stricter dog ordinance," WATE, January 28, 2008 (www.wate.com)
  • Stephen McLamb, "Campbell County woman attacked by pit bulls," VolunteerTV.com, March 11, 2009 (www.volunteertv.com)
  • "Dogs May Have Killed Placer County Woman," CBS 13, December 6, 2007 (www.cbs13.com)
  • Art Campos, "Officials await autopsy report in death of Foresthill woman," Sacramento Bee, December 6, 2007 (www.sacbee.com)
  • Penne Usher, "Foreshill woman's autopsy is 'inconclusive'," Auburn Journal, December 7, 2007 (www.auburnjournal.com)
  • Art Campos, "Daughter found dead soon after mom's mysterious demise," Sacramento Bee, December 21, 2007 (www.sacbee.com)
  • Penne Usher, "No criminal charges to be filed in local's death," Auburn Journal, February 13, 2008 (www.auburnjournal.com)
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