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.

  • Thomas J. Luek, "Brooklyn Infant Is Killed by Family’s Dog," The New York Times, January 4, 2008 (www.nytimes.com)
  • Associated Press, "Infant died of suffocation, blood loss in dog attack," Herald-Dispatch.com, January 19, 2008 (www.herald-dispatch.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," 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)
  • 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)
  • "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)
  • 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, "No charges expected in deadly pit bull attack in South Texas," KTEN, June 20, 2008 (www.kten.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)
  • 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)
  • "UPDATED: Teenage mother charged in dog-mauling death of baby," Tulsa World, November 4, 2008 (tulsaworld.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)
  • Lori Tipton, "Girl mauled by pit bull dies," Channel 2 News, August 18, 2008 (www.ktuu.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 (www.nydailynews.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)
  • Associated Press, "NYC man pleads guilty to pit bull attack," WCAX.com, October 22, 2009 (www.wcax.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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 Iopeka 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)