2008 dog bite fatality citations ::

Dog bite fatality citations are gathered through media accounts at the time of the occurrence or found through Internet archives. Copies of news articles are available upon request.

  • Joe Gould, Alison Gendar and Bill Hutchinson, "Pet Doberman kills Brooklyn infant," Daily News, January 3, 2008 (www.nydailynews.com)
  • "Infant killed by family dog," ABC 7, January 3, 2008 (abclocal.go.com)
  • Thomas J. Luek, "Brooklyn Infant Is Killed by Family’s Dog," The New York Times, January 4, 2008 (www.nytimes.com)
  • John Doyle, "Dog Kills Baby," New York Post, January 4, 2008 (www.nypost.com)
  • "Pet Doberman pinscher kills 8-month-old boy," Lawrence Journal-World, January 4, 2008 (www2.ljworld.com)
  • Leonard Blair, "Baby-Killing Dog is Destroyed," January 5, 2008 (www.nypost.com)
  • Barry Paddock and Carrie Melago, "Baby-killer Doberman euthanized," Daily News, January 5, 2008 (www.nydailynews.com)
  • "Baby-Mauling Doberman Euthanized," Gothamist, January 5, 2008 (www.gothamist.com)
  • "Infant Boy Attacked And Killed By Family Dog," WKYT, January 18, 2008 (www.wkyt.com)
  • Associated Press, "Infant died of suffocation, blood loss in dog attack," Herald-Dispatch.com, January 19, 2008 (www.herald-dispatch.com)
  • Associated Press, "Ky. family's dog attacks, kills 6-week-old infant," Herald-Dispatch.com, January 19, 2008 (www.herald-dispatch.com)
  • Shawntaye Hopkins, "Lexington infant dies after dog bite," Lexington Herald-Leader, January 19, 2008 (www.kentucky.com)
  • Valarie Honeycutt Spears, "Dog's attack on baby called 'freakish accident'," Lexington Herald-Leader, January 20, 2008 (www.kentucky.com)
  • "Kentucky Infant Killed by Family Dog," Herald-Dispatch.com, WBKO, January 21, 2008 (www.wbko.com)
  • Jenna Mink, "Aggressive dogs a growing local problem, officials say," Lexington Herald-Leader, April 3, 2008 (www.kentucky.com)
  • Amanda Ward, "Woman killed by pet pit bulls," 7 KPLC, January 20, 2008 (www.kplctv.com)
  • "Woman in Southwest LA Dies From Dog Bite," KATC.com, January 2008 (www.katc.com)
  • Jennifer Heathcock, "Dogs Maul, Kill Owner," KFDM News6, January 21, 2008 (www.kfdm.com)
  • Elona Weston, "Woman's pit bulls maul her to death Incident not first dog attack at residence," American Press, January 22, 2008 (www.americanpress.com)
  • "Regional News: Louisiana Headlines," KFDM News, January 22, 2008 (www.kfdm.com)
  • Obituary, "Kelli Suzette Wallace Chapman," American Press, January 23, 2008 (www.americanpress.com)
  • Scott Lawrence, "New Information About Victim in Fatal Dog Attack," KFDM News6, January 24, 2008 (www.kfdm.com)
  • James Halpin, "Fort Yukon toddler killed by dog," Anchorage Daily News, April 29, 2008 (www.adn.com)
  • Obituary, "Abraham Jonathon Tackett," Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on May 2, 2008 (www.newsminer.com)
  • "UPDATED: New Details In Deadly Camp Lejeune Pit Bull Attack," WITN, May 14, 2008 (www.witn.com)
  • Molly Dewitt and Lindell Kay, "Boy’s death ruled accident," Jdnews.com, May 16, 2008 (www.jdnews.com)
  • Lindell Kay, "Dog attack brings bad memories for mother," Jdnews.com, May 17, 2008 (www.jdnews.com)
  • Cpl. Billy Hall, Marine Corps Base, "New Base Order bans vicious breeds from base," Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Website, April 16, 2009 (www.lejeune.usmc.mil)
  • Amanda Hickley, "Mother of 3 year old killed by pit bull remembers son," JDNews.com, May 13, 2009 (www.jdnews.com)
  • "Pit bulls apparently kill 7-year-old on rural Texas road," Times Record News, May 19, 2008 (www.timesrecordnews.com)
  • Associated Press, "2 people arrested after pit bulls kill Breckenridge boy," Houston Chronical, May 29, 2008 (www.chron.com)
  • C.T. Hunnewell, "Testimony ends in dog attack trial," Times Record News, October 9, 2008 (www.timesrecordnews.com)
  • Cherry Young, "Breaking News -- Dog bites the worst I've seen, forensic dentist says," Graham Leader Online, October 9, 2008 (www.grahamleader.com)
  • Cherry Young, "Duo guilty in dog attack," Graham Leader, October 9, 2008 (www.gosanangelo.com.com)
  • "2 Sentenced Under Texas' New Dog-Attack Law," CBS 11 TV, October 14, 2008 (www.cbs11tv.com)
  • Jim Douglas, "When dogs attack, owners can go to prison," WFAA, January 19, 2009 (www.wfaa.com)
  • Stephen Bristow, New dog-mauling statute tested, The Prosecutor, January-February 2009, Volume 39, No. 1 (www.tdcaa.com)
  • David Rupkalvis, "Court denies dog-mauling appeals," The Graham Leader, January 28, 2011 (www.grahamleader.com)
  • Sean Gaffney, "Boy killed by pit bull near Weslaco," The Monitor, June 18, 2008 (www.themonitor.com)
  • Associated Press, "5-year-old boy killed by pit bull in Texas," USA Today, June 19, 2008 (usatoday30.usatoday.com)
  • Sara Perkins, "Pablo Lopez: Fatal mauling reignites debate over pit bulls," The Monitor, June 20, 2008 (www.themonitor.com)
  • Sean Gaffney, "Dog owners freed of fault; boy’s mauling ruled an accident," The Monitor, June 20, 2008 (www.themonitor.com)
  • Associated Press, "No charges expected in deadly pit bull attack in South Texas," KTEN, June 20, 2008 (www.kten.com)
  • Sean Gaffney, "Killer pit bull euthanized," The Monitor, June 25, 2008 (www.themonitor.com)
  • Jared Taylor, "Should the state ban pit bulls?," The Monitor, September 6, 2008 (www.themonitor.com)
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled as "Pablo Hernandez."

  • Susan Jacobson, "Titusville great-grandmother's pet dogs maul her to death, will be euthanized," Orlando Sentinel, June 28, 2008 (www.orlandosentinel.com)
  • "Family Of Mauled 3-Year-Old Want Pit Bull Euthanized," WAPT.com, July 22, 2008 (www.wapt.com)
  • Mark F. Bonner, "Grieving mother discusses fatal dog attack," Clarionledger, July 24, 2008 (www.clarionledger.com)
  • "Deadly pitbull euthanized at owners' request," MS News Now, August 21, 2008 (www.msnewsnow.com)
  • Mark F. Bonner, "Owner: 'All I've been saying is kill that dog'," Clarionledger, August 23, 2008 (www.clarionledger.com)
  • Kara Rhodes, "Update: Coroner releases name of fatally mauled girl," Erie Times News, July 24, 2008 (www.goerie.com)
  • Kara Rhodes, "What caused dog to attack? (VIDEO)," Erie Times News, July 25, 2008 (www.goerie.com)
  • Associated Press, "1-year-old dies after dog attack in Erie," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 25, 2008 (www.post-gazette.com)
  • Kara Rhodes, "A Bad Dream," Erie Times News, August, 8, 2008 (www.goerie.com) Zane Alen Earles
  • Shelia Stogsdill, "Despite ID, little is clear in Tulsa mauling," NewsOK.com, July 30, 2008 (www.newsok.com)
  • Johnny Johnson, "Infant's mauling troubled Tulsa medics," NewsOK.com, July 31, 2008 (www.newsok.com)
  • Obituary, Zane Alen Earles, Tulsa World, July 31, 2008 (tulsaworld.com)
  • "Neglect accusation filed against mother," Cnycentral.com, August 5, 2008 (www.cnycentral.com)
  • Johnny Johnson, "Mother's past gets 2nd look; Investigation: Boy's mauling death," NewsOK.com, August 6, 2008 (www.newsok.com)
  • "UPDATED: Teenage mother charged in dog-mauling death of baby," Tulsa World, November 4, 2008 (tulsaworld.com)
  • Sheila Stogsdill, "Tulsa mom charged in infant son's mauling death," NewsOK.com, November 4, 2008 (www.newsok.com)
  • "Records: Teen mom smoked pot hours after baby's mauling death," NewsOK.com, November 5, 2008 (www.newsok.com)
  • Sheila Stogsdill, "Tulsa police wonder how no one could hear family dog mauling baby," NewsOK.com, November 6, 2008 (www.newsok.com)
  • Sheila Stogsdill, "Tulsa mom had history of trouble," NewsOK.com, November 9, 2008 (www.newsok.com)
  • Sheila Stogsdill, "Tulsa baby was alive before mauling, autopsy finds," NewsOK.com, January 24, 2009 (www.newsok.com)
  • Bill Braun, "Tulsa: Trial waived in baby's death caused by puppy," NewsOK.com, February 3, 2009 (www.newsok.com)
  • "Linzy Earles Placed On Probation For Baby's Death," News On 6, February 26, 2009 (www.newson6.com)
  • Bill Braun, "Tulsa: Probation conditions detailed in mauling," NewsOK.com, February 27, 2009 (www.newsok.com)
  • "Dying Too Young: Zane Earles," NewsOK.com, March 28, 2009 (www.newsok.com)
  • Bill Braun, "Drug results may influence sentence term for Tulsa woman," NewsOK.com, July 11, 2009 (www.newsok.com)
  • Matt Barnard, "Tulsa mom of baby killed by puppy returns to jail," NewsOK.com, October 16, 2009 (www.newsok.com)
  • "Man Mauled By Fighting Pit Bull Dies," WDIV Detroit News, August 15, 2008 (www.clickondetroit.com)
  • James Haplin, "Dog-attack victim remains in critical condition," Anchorage Daily News, August 16, 2008 (www.adn.com)
  • James Haplin, "Child taken off life support after pit bull attack," Anchorage Daily News, August 18, 2008 (www.adn.com)
  • James Haplin, "6-year-old victim of pit bull attack dead," Anchorage Daily News, August 18, 2008 (www.adn.com)
  • Lori Tipton, "Girl mauled by pit bull dies," Channel 2 News, August 18, 2008 (www.ktuu.com)
  • "Anchorage girl dies two days after pit bull mauling," Juneau Empire, August 19, 2008 (www.juneauempire.com)
  • "90-year-old mauled by dogs in Staten Island's Port Richmond section," Staten Island Advance, July 1, 2008 (www.silive.com)
  • Kareem Fahim and Al Baker, "After Pit Bulls Attack, Owner Charged," New York Times, July 2, 2008 (www.nytimes.com)
  • "Felony rap for owner of dogs that mauled Staten Island man," Staten Island Advance, July 2, 2008 (www.silive.com)
  • "90-year-old loses 3 limbs after pit bull attack," The Straits Times, July 3, 2008 (www.straitstimes.com)
  • Associated Press, "Staten Island man, 90, dies six weeks after getting mauled by pit bulls," Daily News, August 18th 2008 (www.nydailynews.com)
  • "$7M sought from victim of brutal Staten Island pit bull attack," Staten Island Advance, August 5, 2008 (www.silive.com)
  • "City knew about vicious dogs that killed Staten Island man," Staten Island Advance, August 22, 2008 (www.silive.com)
  • "Manslaughter charges for dog owners in Staten Island pitbull attack," Staten Island Advance, October 1, 2008 (www.silive.com)
  • "Staten Island co-owner of pit bull that mauled 90-year-old veteran sentenced," Staten Island Advance, April 16, 2009 (www.silive.com)
  • "No respite for kin of Staten Island pit bull victim, as vandals hit house, car," Staten Island Advance, May 21, 2009 (www.silive.com)
  • Frank Donnelly, "Dog attack victim's kin sues," Staten Island Live, October 10, 2009 (blog.silive.com)
  • "Owner of pit bulls that savagely attacked WWII vet pleads guilty," Staten Island Advance, October 22, 2009 (www.silive.com)
  • Associated Press, "NYC man pleads guilty to pit bull attack," WCAX.com, October 22, 2009 (www.wcax.com)
  • John M. Annese, "Trouble follows Staten Island teacher, held on $100k bail after bullets fly," Staten Island Live, January 11, 2011 (www.silive.com)
  • Nicholas Rizzi, "Judge Tosses Wrongful Death Suit for Staten Island Man Killed by Pit Bulls," DNAinfo.com, August 16, 2012 (www.dnainfo.com)
  • Frank Donnelly, "Staten Island judge: City is not liable for the death of man mauled by neighbor's pit bulls," Staten Island Advance, August 19, 2012 (www.silive.com)
  • "Ville Platte Pitt Bull Attack Victim To Undergo Surgery," Channel 10 KLFY, August 25, 2008 (www.klfy.com)
  • "Ville Platte Woman Dies," KATC.com, September 9, 2008 (www.katc.com)
  • "Charges Against Theo Doucet Increase," KATC.com, September 10, 2008 (www.katc.com)
  • "New Bill Would Hold Owners Of Dangerous Pets Responsible," KLFY News, April 1, 2009 (www.klfy.com)
  • Carissa Hebert, "Luna McDaniel act to be introduced in April session," VillePlatteToday, April 4, 2009 (www.villeplattetoday.com)
  • Mark Ballard, "Negligent owners target of proposal," The Advocate, May 25, 2009 (www.2theadvocate.com)
  • House Bill 155, The Luna McDaniel Act, Representative Ricky Hardy, Regular Session Louisiana Legislature, 2009
  • Associated Press, "Six-day-old girl fatally bitten by family dog in New Jersey," Daily News, September 7, 2008 (www.nydailynews.com)
  • Jim Lockwood, "A moment alone in a crib results in fatal dog bite," Star Ledger, September 9, 2008 (www.nj.com)
  • Jim Lockwood, "Dog that killed Hopatcong baby is euthanized," NJ.com, October 10, 2008 (www.nj.coom)
  • Lawrence Mower, "Pet pit bulls maul NLV 4-month-old to death," Las Vegas Review-Journal, September 13, 2008 (www.lvrj.com)
  • Mary Manning, "Coroner identifies infant mauled by pit bulls," Las Vegas Sun, September 15, 2008 (www.lasvegassun.com)
  • "911 Call Released From Deadly Pit Bull Attack," 13 Action News, September 17, 2008 (www.ktnv.com)
  • Lawrence Mower, "No charges will be filed in fatal pit bull attack in North Las Vegas," Las Vegas Review-Journal, October 21, 2008 (www.lvrj.com)
  • Beacon Journal Staff Report, "Police say family's dog killed newborn baby," Akron Beacon Journal, September 23, 2008 (www.ohio.com)
  • Ed Runyan, "Coroner rules death of baby killed by dog was accident," Vindy News, September 24, 2008 (www.vindy.com)
  • "Child bitten by family dog dies," Ventura County Star, September 29, 2008 (www.venturacountystar.com)
  • Adam Foxman, "Simi Valley girl, 5, dies after backyard attack from pit bull," September 30, 2008 (www.venturacountystar.com)
  • "5-year-old Dies After Being Mauled by Pit Bull," KTLA News, October 1, 2008 (www.ktla.com)
  • Joann Groff, "Community shocked by death of 5-year-old in dog attack," Simi Valley Acorn, October 3, 2008 (www.simivalleyacorn.com)
  • John Scheibe, "Investigation in fatal dog mauling of girl," Ventura County Star, October 9, 2008 (www.venturacountystar.com)
  • Michele Willer-Allred, "First-graders' ceremony honors dog-attack victim," Ventura County Star, November 8, 2008 (www.venturacountystar.com)
  • "'Can I listen to your heartbeat?' The extraordinary moment a dead girl's mother heard her daughter's heart beat again... in the chest of a transplant boy," MailOnline, December 14, 2010 (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  • Laurie Au, "Pit bull attack kills isle infant," Star Bulletin, October 6, 2008 (www.starbulletin.com)
  • Andrew Pereira, "Waianae Infant Dies After Dog Mauling," KHON 2 News, October 6, 2008 (www.khon2.com)
  • "Baby Mauled, Killed By Waianae Family's Dog," KITV-TV, October 6, 2008 (www.msnbc.com)
  • Associated Press, "Dog that killed baby is euthanized," KPUA Hawaii News, October 7, 2008 (www.kpua.com)
  • Suzanne Roig and Dan Nakaso, "Dog killed infant in matter of minutes, Pit bull mix was not raised to be violent, grieving owner says," The Honolulu Advertiser, October 7, 2008 (www.honoluluadvertiser.com)
  • Curtis Lum, "Bill would ban owning pit bulls in Hawaii -- but its chances are slim," The Honolulu Advertiser, January 27, 2009 (www.honoluluadvertiser.com)
NOTE: Through the Freedom of Information Act, DogsBite.org obtained the police report of the Iokepa Liptak fatality. The dog is identified as a "Sharpei/Pitbull mix," as well as a "pit-bull/shar-pei mixed dog."

  • Richard Essex, "Muncie man killed in dog attack," 13 Eyewitness News, October 31, 2008 (www.wthr.com)
  • Rick Yencer, "Three pit bulls found with body," The Star Press, November 1, 2008 (www.starpress.com)
  • Kelly Day, "Autopsy: Pit bull attack killed man," The Star Press, November 2, 2008 (www.starpress.com)
  • Antonio Planas, "2-year-old boy killed in dog attack in valley home," Las Vegas Review-Journal, November 26, 2008 (www.lvrj.com)
  • Lawrence Mower, "Neighbor describes dogs as approachable," Las Vegas Review-Journal, November 28, 2008 (www.lvrj.com)
  • Associated Press, "Police: Food May Have Triggered Fatal Dog Mauling," Mercury News, December 3, 2008 (www.mercurynews.com)
  • Lawrence Mower, "Fatal Mauling Trigger for Attack Possibly Food," Las Vegas Review-Journal, December 3, 2008 (www.lvrj.com)
  • Joe Smilor, "UPDATE: 60-year-old man killed in pit bull attack in Rubidoux," Inland Empire and Inland Valley Breaking News, December 19, 2008 (www.insidelocal.com)
  • "2 Pit Bulls Attack, Kill 60-Year-Old Rubidoux Man," CBS 2, December 19, 2008 (www.cbs2.com)
  • Associated Press, "SoCal man mauled to death by pit bulls," The Press-Enterprise, December 19, 2008 (www.pe.com)
  • Bob Banfield, "Pit bulls fatally maul Rubidoux man," ABC 7, December 19, 2008 (www.abclocal.com)
  • Jessica Logan and Laurie Lucas, "Rubidoux man mauled to death by own dogs," The Press Enterprise, December 19, 2008 (www.pe.com)
  • "Man Dies From Fatal Dog Attack; Two Pit Bulls Are Euthanized," The Riverside County Record, December 25, 2008 (www.countyrecordnews.com)