2009 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.

  • Cade Fowler, "Young girl killed in dog attack," WALB News, January 6, 2009 (www.walb.com)
  • Christian Jennings, "Girl killed by three family dogs in Thomasville," WALB News, January 6, 2009 (www.walb.com)
  • Patti Dozier, "5-year-old killed by pit bulls in Thomasville," The Valdosta Daily Times, January 7, 2009 (www.valdosta.sgaonline.com)
  • Patti Dozier, "‘My child was murdered,’" Thomasville Times-Enterprise, January 13, 2009 (www.timesenterprise.com)
  • Christian Jennings, "Father of child killed by pit bulls talks," WALB News, January 15, 2009 (www.walb.com)
  • Christian Jennings, "Sheriff wants pit bulls out of Thomas County," WALB News, January 20, 2009 (www.walb.com)
  • "Viewpoint: Time to get serious about bull-type dogs," WALB News, January 29, 2009 (www.walb.com)
  • "Woman says life nightmarish after granddaughter was killed by pitbulls," Thomasville Times-Enterprise, September 11, 2009 (www.timesenterprise.com)
  • Associated Press, "Dogs euthanized after death of Chicago boy," Belleville News-Democrat, January 11, 2009 (www.bnd.com)
  • "Father reportedly discovered son's body," abc7Chicago.com, January 12, 2009 (abclocal.go.com)
  • Ofelia Casillas and Robert Mitchum, "New life awaited boy killed by dog," The Chicago Tribune, January 13, 2009 (www.chicagotribune.com)
  • Associated Press, "Boy Mauled by Dog Was About to Be Adopted," NBC Chicago, July 16, 2009 (www.nbcchicago.com)
  • Monica Diaz, "Friends and family grieve for girl, 3, killed by Rottweiler," WFAA, January 17, 2009 (www.wfaa.com)
  • David Goodhue, "Three-Year-Old Texas Girl Mauled To Death By Rottweiler," AHN, January 17, 2009 (www.allheadlinenews.com)
  • Andrew Chavez, "Toddler in Fort Worth killed by dog after crawling through fence," The Star-Telegram, January 18, 2009 (www.star-telegram.com)
  • Mitch Michell, "Neighborhood mourns loss of girl killed by dog," The Star-Telegram, January 18, 2009 (www.star-telegram.com)
  • Mitch Michell, "Love of animals may have led Fort Worth girl to her death, family friend says," The Star-Telegram, January 24, 2009 (www.star-telegram.com)
  • Darla Miles, "Street name change sought in honor of girl mauled by dog," WFAA, June 3, 2009 (www.wfaa.com)
  • "Bourbonnais infant killed by family dog," Chicago Breaking News, January 20, 2009 (articles.chicagobreakingnews.com)
  • "Infant attacked, killed by family dog," Chicago Sun-Times, January 20, 2009 (www.suntimes.com)
  • Associated Press, "Police: 3-week-old baby mauled by family dog," Wandtv.com, January 20, 2009 (www.wandtv.com)
  • Lee Provost, "Officials probe death of baby involving dog," The Daily Journal, January 21, 2009 (www.daily-journal.com)
  • "Family dog kills baby girl in Bourbonnais, officials say," Chicago Tribune, January 21, 2009 (articles.chicagotribune.com)
  • Lee Provost, "Web exclusive: Investigation into baby's death continues," The Daily Journal, February 2, 2009 (www.daily-journal.com)
  • SunTimes, "Infant Killed by Family Dog," NBC Chicago, July 16, 2009 (www.nbcchicago.com)
  • Michael Hasch, "Girl, 8, mauled to death by dog," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 19, 2009 (www.pittsburghlive.com)
  • "Dog in fatal Pa. kid mauling quarantined," UPI, January 20, 2009 (www.upi.com)
  • Jen Vernet Pajewski and Bill Vidonic, "Police: 8-year-old killed in dog mauling," Beaver County Times & Allegheny Times Online, January 19, 2009 (www.timesonline.com)
  • "Investigation Continues In 8-Year-Old's Dog Mauling," WPXI Pittsburgh, January 19, 2009 (www.wpxi.com)
  • Anya Sostek, "Counselors at school of girl killed by dog," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 20, 2009 (www.post-gazette.com)
  • Bill Vidonic, "Mother of mauled girl: ‘I can’t blame somebody for what an animal did,'" Beaver County Times & Allegheny Times Online, January 20, 2009 (www.timesonline.com)
  • Rick Willis, "Police unlikely to charge Hanover man in mauling," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 21, 2009 (www.pittsburghlive.com)
  • Michael A. Fuoco and Torsten Ove, "Criminal charges unlikely in fatal dog mauling," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 21, 2009 (www.post-gazette.com)
  • "No Charges In 8-Year-Old's Dog Mauling Death," WPXI Pittsburgh, January 21, 2009 (www.wpxi.com)
  • "Family dog attacks, kills 2-week-old baby girl," azfamily.com, March 5, 2009 (www.azfamily.com)
  • Nathan Gonzalez and Nicole Ethier, "Family dog that killed Mesa baby euthanized," azcentral.com, March 5, 2009 (www.azcentral.com)
  • Deborah Stocks, "'Tip-a-Cop' helps Mesa family that lost infant in dog attack," ABC15, March 14, 2009 (www.abc15.com)
  • Greg Gurule, "Fundraiser Held For Officers Whose Daughter Died In Dog Attack," KPHO, April 8, 2009 (www.kpho.com)
  • Ray Stern, "Cops Host Fundraiser for Family of Mesa Baby Killed by Dog," Phoenix New Times, April 8, 2009 (www.phoenixnewtimes.com)
  • "Fundraiser to aid officers whose infant was killed by dog," The Mesa Republic, April 9, 2009 (www.azcentral.com)
  • "Two bull mastiffs euthanized after Rancho Mirage fatal attack," The Desert Sun, March 17, 2009 (www.mydesertc.com)
  • Jack Noyes, "Huge Dogs Responsible for Killing Rancho Mirage Man," NBC Los Angelos, March 17, 2009 (www.nbclosangeles.com)
  • "Man Attacked by Own Dogs Identified," KESQ, March 17, 2009 (www.kesq.com)
  • "Dogs suspected of mauling owner in Rancho Mirage have been euthanized," Press Enterprise, March 17, 2009 (www.pe.com)
  • "Man Attacked by Own Dogs Identified," KESQ.com, March 18, 2009 (www.kesq.com)
  • "Dogs euthanized after deadly mauling," Inland News Today, March 19, 2009 (www.inlandnewstoday.com)
  • "Woman said fiancé was not mauled to death," The Desert Sun, March 26, 2009 (www.mydesertc.com)
  • Mariel Williams, "Dog-mauling tragedy rocks county, region," The Press Sentinel, March 24, 2009 (www.thepress-sentinel.com)
  • "More questions than answers," The Press Sentinel, March 24, 2009 (www.thepress-sentinel.com)
  • Obituary, "Dustin Elijah Faulkner," Savannah Morning News, March 25, 2009 (www.legacy.com)
  • "Dustin Elijah "Eli" Faulkner," Find a Grave, March 25, 2009 (www.findagrave.com)
  • Aubrey Mika Chancellor, "2-year-old mauled and killed by dog," WOAI, March 26, 2009 (www.woai.com)
  • Karen Brooks, "Pit bull may have killed Luling child," KXAN Austin, March 26, 2009 (www.kxan.com)
  • Katherine Stolp, "Luling 2-year-old killed in suspected dog attack," CBS 42, March 26, 2009 (www.keyetv.com)
  • Katherine Stolp, "Luling Police investigate child mauled by dog," CBS 42, March 26, 2009 (www.keyetv.com)
  • Katherine Stolp, "Luling Police, neighbors react to child's death," CBS 42, March 26, 2009 (www.keyetv.com)
  • Isadora Vail, "2-year-old killed by pit bull in Luling," Austin American-Statesman, March 27, 2009 (www.statesman.com)
  • Zeke MacCormack, "Autopsy confirms dog bite killed Luling boy," MySA News, March 30, 2009 (www.mysanantonio.com)
  • Katherine Stolp, "Luling boy killed by pit bull wandered into backyard," CBS 42, March 31, 2009 (www.keyetv.com)
  • Katherine Stolp, "Mother of Luling child killed by pit bull describes what happened," CBS 42, March 31, 2009 (www.keyetv.com)
  • Mark Lisheron, "Mother of pit bull victim indicted," Austin American-Statesman, May 14, 2009 (www.statesman.com)
  • (Updated) Mark Lisheron, "Mother of toddler mauled to death by dog is indicted," Austin American-Statesman, May 15, 2009 (www.statesman.com)
  • Kathi Bliss, "Mom faces charges in boy’s death," Post-Register, May 22, 2009 (post-register.com)
  • Kathi Bliss, "Miller pleads no contest in dog bite case," Post-Register, September 11, 2009 (post-register.com)
  • Isadora Vail, "Woman sentenced to two years in state jail in son's death," The Statesman, December 17, 2009 (www.statesman.com)
  • Eva Ruth Moravec, "7-month-old boy dies from dog attack," MySA News, March 31, 2009 (www.mysanantonio.com)
  • Associated Press, "2 dogs kill infant, injure grandmother," WRIC, March 31, 2009 (www.wric.com)
  • "Baby attacked and killed by dogs," WOAI, March 31, 2009 (www.woai.com)
  • Kristina De Leon, "Update: Police investigate what prompted fatal dog attack," WOAI, March 31, 2009 (www.woai.com)
  • "Second child in a week dies in pit bull attack," KVUE, April 1, 2009 (www.kveu.com)
  • Brian Chasnoff, "Baby killed by dogs mourned," MySA News, April 4, 2009 (www.mysanantonio.com)
  • Greg Kapitan, "Grandmother indicted in infant's death," MySA News, August 25, 2009 (www.mysanantonio.com)
  • Associated Press, "S.A. woman, who faced trial over grandson's fatal dog mauling, dies," Caller.com, January 12, 2010 (www.caller.com)
  • LaNia Coleman, "Vicious dogs might have killed Huron County veteran," The Saginaw News, April 14, 2009 (www.mlive.com)
  • Stacey Langley, "Veteran found dead inside camper," Huron Daily Tribune, April 14, 2009 (www.michigansthumb.com)
  • Stacey Langley, "Examiner: Dogs killed man," Huron Daily Tribune, April 15, 2009 (www.michigansthumb.com)
  • Obituary, "David “Fudd” Boyd Whitenack, Jr.," Huron Daily Tribune, April 15, 2009 (www.michigansthumb.com)
  • Obituary, Frank L. Leavine," Huron Daily Tribune, April 17, 2009 (www.michigansthumb.com)
  • Stacey Langley, "Dogs test negative for rabies," Huron Daily Tribune, April 23, 2009 (www.michigansthumb.com)
  • Cheryl Mercedes, "Four-year-old boy killed by dog," WAFB, April 10, 2009 (www.wafb.com)
  • Associated Press, "3 dogs kill 4-year-old boy in his yard," WWLTV, April 11, 2009 (www.wwltv.com)
  • Sonia Smith, "Morganza stunned, saddened by dogs' attack," The Advocate, April 12, 2009 (www.2theadvocate.com)
  • Koran Addo, "DA: Deputy freed 3 dogs," The Advocate, April 14, 2009 (www.2theadvocate.com)
  • "Dog mauling case closed," WAFB, May 8, 2009 (www.wafb.com)
  • Greg Garland, "Police Jury vows action in dog case," The Advocate, May 13, 2009 (www.2theadvocate.com)
  • Will Sentell, "Dog attack bill wins final legislative approval," The Advocate, June 14, 2009 (www.2theadvocate.com)
  • James Gilbert, "Man mauled by pack of dogs," YumaSun, April 1, 2009 (www.yumasun.com)
  • James Gilbert, "Still unknown if dogs held at shelter mauled California man," YumaSun, April 8, 2009 (www.yumasun.com)
  • James Gilbert, "Winterhaven man mauled by pack of dogs dies," YumaSun, April 13, 2009 (www.yumasun.com)
  • Silvio J. Panta, "Killing by dogs being probed," Imperial Valley Press Online, April 13, 2009 (www.ivpressonline.com)
  • Associated Press, "Charges sought in fatal dog mauling case near Yuma," Tucson Citizen, April 19, 2009 (www.tucsoncitizen.com)
  • Silvio J. Panta, "Winterhaven firefighter’s statements contrast dog owner’s claims," Imperial Valley Press Online, August 14, 2009 (www.ivpressonline.com)
  • Silvio J. Panta, "Fatal Winterhaven dog mauling case under review; dog owner disputes Imperial County’s assertions," Imperial Valley Press Online, August 15, 2009 (www.ivpressonline.com)
  • Silvio J. Panta, "No charges will be filed in fatal dog mauling case in Winterhaven," Imperial Valley Press Online, October 21, 2009 (www.ivpressonline.com)
  • April Lehmbeck, "Eastpointe baby killed by family pit bull," C & G News, April 22, 2009 (www.candgnews.com)
  • Christina Hall, "Baby mauled to death by his family's pit bull," Detroit Free Press, April 23, 2009 (www.freep.com)
  • Christina Hall, "Uncle of mauled Eastpointe boy warns parents about pit bulls," Detroit Free Press, April 23, 2009 (www.freep.com)
  • Christine Ferreti, "'Miracle' baby dies after mauling by family's pit bull," The Detroit News, April 23, 2009 (www.detnews.com)
  • Christina Hall, "Fund is set up for boy mauled by family dog," Detroit Free Press, April 25, 2009 (www.freep.com)
  • Christina Hall, "Funeral moved for boy mauled by pit bull," Detroit Free Press, April 30, 2009 (www.freep.com)
  • "Show Dog Mauls Owner in Yard," MyFoxDFW.com, April 14, 2009 (www.myfoxdfw.com)
  • Ashleigh Reuter, "Woman critically injured in Great Dane attack," The Dallas Morning News, April 15, 2009 (www.dallasnews.com)
  • Stacy Morrow, "Great Dane Attacks Owner," NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, April 16, 2009 (www.ncbdfw.com)
  • "Barbara L. Chambers Obituary," The Dallas Morning News, May 14, 2009 (www.legacy.com)
  • "Boy killed in dog attack identified," News-Journal.com, June 15, 2009 (www.news-journal.com)
  • "Pit bulls maul, kill East Texas child," KFDM, June 15, 2009 (www.kfdm.com)
  • Brenda Brown, "Leverett's Chapel boy killed by pit bulls," Kilgore News Herald, June 17, 2009 (www.kilgorenewsherald.com)
  • "Leverett's Chapel boy killed by pit bulls," USA Today, June 15, 2009 (www.usatoday.com)
  • Jamaal E. O'Neal, "10-year-old boy killed after pair of pit bulls attack," News-Journal.com, June 16, 2009 (www.news-journal.com)
  • Kenneth Dean, "Pit Bulls That Killed Boy Put Down; 'Full-Scale Investigation' Planned," Tyler Morning Telegraph, June 16, 2009 (www.tylerpaper.com)
  • Lakecia Shockley, "Pit bull owners send message to victim's family," KLTV 7, January 17, 2009 (www.kltv.com)
  • Jamaal E. O'Neal, "Boy mauled to death knew dogs, owners, officials say," News-Journal.com, June 17, 2009 (www.news-journal.com)
  • Betty Waters, "Crowd Calls for Ban on Pit Bulls," Tyler Morning Telegraph, July 1, 2009 (www.tylerpaper.com)
  • "Mother Says Pit Bull Owners Want Child's Memorial Removed," Tyler Morning Telegraph, November 7, 2009 (www.tylerpaper.com)
  • Layron Livingston, "Family forced to remove memorial," KLTV 7, November 7, 2009 (www.kltv.com)
  • "Mother Says Pit Bull Owners Want Child's Memorial Removed," Tyler Morning Telegraph, November 7, 2009 (www.tylerpaper.com)
  • Layron Livingston, "Family forced to remove memorial," KLTV 7, November 7, 2009 (www.kltv.com)
  • (News Release) "Jury awards $7 million in Rusk Co. dog mauling case," September 18, 2010 (Cynthia Stevens Kent, Attorney At Law)
  • Glenn Evans, "Parents of Leverett's Chapel boy mauled by dogs seek changes to law," Longview News-Journal, September 21, 2010 (news-journal.com)
  • Bob Hallmark, "Charges dropped in fatal pit bull attack case," KLTV 7, January 15, 2011 (www.kltv.com)
  • Jena Johnson, "Mother on Pit Bull attack: "I forgive them, but I can't forget"," KLTV 7, January 17, 2011 (www.kltv.com)
  • Linda Rush, "Boy, 3, dies of dog bites in Johnston City," The Southern, June 28, 2009 (www.southernillinoisan.com)
  • "Johnston City three-year-old dies from multiple dog bites," Marion Daily, June 28, 2009 (mariondaily.com)
  • Andy Waterman, "3 Year Old Dead After Dog Attack," WSIL TV, June 29, 2009 (www.wsiltv.com)
  • Associated Press, "Investigators: Williamson Co. boy, 3, dies after being attacked by family dog," WQAD, June 29, 2009 (www.wqad.com)
  • Kasey Joyce, "Three-year-old boy killed by family dogs," KSDK St. Louis, June 29, 2009 (www.ksdk.com)
  • Jackie McPherson, "Deadly Dog Attack Called a 'Tragic Accident,'" WSIL TV, June 29, 2009 (www.wsiltv.com)
  • Tara Fasol-Chambers, "Sheriff: Boy's death an accident; dogs put down," The Southern, June 30, 2009 (www.southernillinoisan.com)
  • Obituary, "Gabrial Reese Mandrell-Sauerhage," Murman and Wilson Funeral Home (www.murmanandwilson.com)
  • Obituary, "Kathleen J. Doyle," The Arizona Republic, July 30, 2009 (www.legacy.com)
  • Lori Jane Gliha, "Phoenix PD: Investigation open after dog attack kills woman," ABC 15 News, August 8, 2009 (www.abc15.com)
  • Jana Wagoner, "Leesburg man dies in dog attack," Loudoun Times-Mirror, August 10, 2009 (www.loudountimes.com)
  • John Toler, "Leesburg Police Investigating Apparent Fatal Dog Attack," Loudoun Independent, August 11, 2009 (www.loudouni.com)
  • "Autopsy shows man died from pit bull attack," WTOP, August 11, 2009 (www.wtop.com)
  • Roby Chavez, "Autopsy: Pit Bulls Bit Man Repeatedly," My Fox DC, August 11, 2009 (www.myfoxdc.com)
  • Dagny Salas and Martin Well, "Man, 20, Died of Dog Bites, Officials Say," The Washington Post, August 12, 2009 (www.washingtonpost.com)
  • Dagny Salas, "Pit Bulls Euthanized After Mauling Death of Leesburg Man," The Washington Post, August 12, 2009 (www.washingtonpost.com)
  • Obituary, "Carter Patrick Ridge Delaney," Colonial Funeral Home (www.colonialfuneralhome.com)
  • Kate Brumback, "Georgia couple killed in grisly dog attack, sheriff Says," azstarnet.com, August 17, 2009 (www.azstarnet.com)
  • Christian Boone, "Autopsy: Dogs killed Oglethorpe couple," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 17, 2009 (www.ajc.com)
  • Joe Vanhoose, "'Brutal dog attack' killed couple " Athens Banner-Herald, August 18, 2009 (www.onlineathens.com)
  • Christian Boone, "Dogs that killed UGA couple to be put down," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 18, 2009 (www.ajc.com)
  • Kate Brumback, "Pack of wild dogs kills Ga. animal lover on walk, concerned husband searching for her," Washington Examiner, August 18, 2009 (www.washingtonexaminer.com)
  • Jim Kavangh, "Dogs in fatal attack rounded up, euthanized," CNN, August 19, 2009 (www.cnn.com)
  • Christian Boone, "Man who fed dogs that killed UGA couple won't face charges," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 21, 2009 (www.ajc.com)
  • Kate Brumback, "Georgia couple killed in grisly dog attack, sheriff Says," azstarnet.com, August 17, 2009 (www.azstarnet.com)
  • Christian Boone, "Autopsy: Dogs killed Oglethorpe couple," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 17, 2009 (www.ajc.com)
  • Joe Vanhoose, "'Brutal dog attack' killed couple " Athens Banner-Herald, August 18, 2009 (www.onlineathens.com)
  • Christian Boone, "Dogs that killed UGA couple to be put down," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 18, 2009 (www.ajc.com)
  • Kate Brumback, "Pack of wild dogs kills Ga. animal lover on walk, concerned husband searching for her," Washington Examiner, August 18, 2009 (www.washingtonexaminer.com)
  • Jim Kavangh, "Dogs in fatal attack rounded up, euthanized," CNN, August 19, 2009 (www.cnn.com)
  • Christian Boone, "Man who fed dogs that killed UGA couple won't face charges," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 21, 2009 (www.ajc.com)
  • "Infant Killed In Dog Attack," West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio.com, August 17, 2009 (www.wvmetronews.com)
  • "Investigation Continues In Hardy County Dog Attack Death," West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio.com, August 17, 2009 (www.wvmetronews.com)
  • "UPDATE: Infant dies from dog attack," Cumberland Times News, August 17, 2009 (www.times-news.com)
  • Taylor Kuykendall, "Pit bull attack shocks community," Charleston Daily Mail, August 19, 2009 (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  • Associated Press, "W.Va. infant killed by family pit bull," Williamson Daily News, August 19, 2009 (www.williamsondailynews.com)
  • "Infant Killed By Family Dog," Mooorefield Examiner, August 26, 2009 (www.moorfieldexaminer.com)
  • Jean A. Flanagan, "Commission Hears of More Dangerous Dogs," Mooorefield Examiner, August 26, 2009 (www.moorfieldexaminer.com)
  • Obituary, "Justin Cole Kummer," Mooorefield Examiner, August 26, 2009 (www.moorfieldexaminer.com)
  • "Fatal Pit Bull Attack," NBC 29 HD News, September 28, 2009 (www.nbc29.com)
  • Associated Press, "Pit bull that killed child euthanized," The Daily Progress, September 28, 2009 (www2.dailyprogress.com)
  • Phil Goodwin, "Pit bull kills 23-month-old girl in Orange County," Culpeper Star-Exponent, September 28, 2009 (www2.starexponent.com)
  • Ryan Nobles, "Toddler killed in pit bull attack," NBC 12 News, September 28, 2009 (www.nbc12.com)
  • "Family Pit Bull Fatally Mauls Toddler," ABC 7 News, September 28, 2009 (www.wjla.com)
  • Wayne Covil, "UPDATE: Toddler Killed by Dog," WTVR.com, September 28, 2009 (www.wtvr.com)
  • Stephanie Satchell and Bianca Spinosa, "Update: Orange Co. Child Attacked and Killed by Family's Pit Bull," Newsplex.com, September 29, 2009 (www.newsplex.com)
  • Robin Knepper, "'Conflicting information' given in toddler's mauling death," Fredericksburg.com, September 30, 2009 (www.fredericksburg.com)
  • Obituary, "Jasmine Brianna Deane," Culpeper Star-Exponent, September 30, 2009 (www2.starexponent.com)
  • "Pit bull attack case still open," Orange County Review, October 16, 2009 (www2.orangenews.com)
  • "Dog's Owners Talking With Authorities," NBC 29 HD News, October 22, 2009 (www.nbc29.com)
  • Sara Sandrik, "Merced County Boy has died After Pit Bull Attack," KFSN-TV, October 16, 2009 (abclocal.go.com)
  • Associated Press, "Merced County toddler killed in pit bull attack," Mercury News, October 23, 2009 (www.mercurynews.com)
  • "Toddler Mauled to Death in Merced County," KSEE 24 News, October 23, 2009 (www.ksee24.com)
  • "Update: Delhi toddler dies after pit bull attack," Merced Sun-Star, October 23, 2009 (www.mercedsunstar.com)
  • John-Thomas Kobos, "Charges May Be Filed in Toddler Killed By Pit-Bull Case," KFSN-TV, October 26, 2009 (abclocal.go.com)
  • "Dog Accused of Mauling Delhi Toddler Didn't Belong To Babysitter," KMPH, October 27, 2009 (www.kmph.com)
  • "Blood Loss Cited In Dog Attack Death," KSBW.com, October 27, 2009 (www.ksbw.com)
  • Sabra Stafford, "D.A. to decide if babysitter will face charges for dog attack," The Turlock Journal, October 27, 2009 (www.turlockjournal.com)
  • Obituary, "Colten Smith," Contra Costa Times, Oct. 30, 2009 (www.legacy.com)
  • Sabra Stafford, "Boy killed by pitbull honored with tree dedication," Turlock Journal, November 16, 2010 (www.turlockjournal.com)
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled as "Colton Smith."
NOTE: We believe the October 16 date in the first citation is an error and should be listed as October 23.
  • "Toddler attacked by pitbull," KSLA News 12, October 28, 2009 (www.ksla.com)
  • Associated Press, "Toddler dies after attack by pit bull in Prescott, Ark.," WREG, October 28, 2009 (www.wreg.com)
  • Katherina Yancy and Paul Ritter, "Toddler Dies From Pit Bull Attack," KTHV, October 28, 2009 (www.todaysthv.com)
  • (Update) Katherina Yancy and Paul Ritter, "Toddler Dies From Pit Bull Attack," KTHV, October 29, 2009 (www.todaysthv.com)
  • Wendy Ledbetter, "Pit bull attacks and kills toddler," Nevada County Picayune-Times, October 29, 2009 (www.picayune-times.com)
  • "Matthew Clayton "Booter" Hurt Obituary," Nevada County Picayune-Times, November 5, 2009 (www.thegurdontimes.com)
  • Jim Williamson, "Prescott, Ark. Council: No pit bulls in town," Texarkana Gazette, November 20, 2009 (www.texarkanagazette.com)
  • Errol Castens, "UPDATE: Pit bull’s victim identified in Union County," nems360.com, November 6, 2009 (www.nems360.com)
  • Chip Washington, "Child, 1, killed in pit bull attack near New Albany," WMC-TV, November 6, 2009 (www.wmctv.com)
  • Jason Miles, "Toddler mauled to death by babysitter's pit bull," WMC-TV, November 6, 2009 (www.wmctv.com)
  • Pansy Hall, "Police Identify Baby Mauled to Death by Pit Bull in Northeast Mississippi," Associated Press, November 7, 2009 (www.myeyewitnessnews.com)
  • Errol Castens, "Pit bull's young victim identified," nems360.com, November 7, 2009 (www.nems360.com)
  • Obituary, "Destiny Marie Knox," New Albany Gazette, November 12, 2009 (www.newalbanygazette.com)
  • Errol Castens, "OPINION: Defining the pit bull public relations issue," nems360.com, November 13, 2009 (www.nems360.com)
  • Angie Barmer and Chris Elkins, "Dog attack still under investigation," New Albany Gazette, November 22, 2009 (www.newalbanygazette.com)
  • Emily Le Coz, "One breed, two stories: Pit bulls' nature varies with who you ask," DJournal.com, April 2012 (www.nems360.com)
  • Mark Finley, "White Mills woman found dead," The News-Enterprise, November 25, 2009 (www.thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Larry Muhammad, "Coroner blames dog attack for death of Hardin County woman," The Courier-Journal, November 26, 2009 (www.courier-journal.com)
  • Julie Tam, "Hardin Co. woman mauled to death by dog," Fox41.com, November 27, 2009 (www.fox41.com)
  • Martin Finley, "Coroner: Head injuries from dog attack killed White Mills woman," The News-Enterprise, November 27, 2009 (www.thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Martin Finley, "Dog attack could go before grand jury," The News-Enterprise, December 2, 2009 (www.thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Shayla Reaves, "Husband speaks out about wife's dog mauling death," Wave3.com, December 3, 2009 (www.wave3.com)
  • Marty Finley, "Criminal Complaint filed in dog attack," The News-Enterprise, June 11, 2010 (www.thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Bob White, "2009 dog attack yields court case," The News-Enterprise, August 2, 2010 (www.thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Bob White, "Dog mauling case headed to trial," The News-Enterprise, October 31, 2010 (www.thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Bob White, "Civil suit filed in fatal dog mauling," The News-Enterprise, November 11, 2010 (www.thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Charles Gazaway, "Suit filed in dog mauling death," WAVE 3, November 11, 2012 (www.wave3.com)
  • Bob White, "Case against alleged owners of vicious dog to continue Feb. 18," The News-Enterprise, December 14, 2010 (www.thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Sarah Bennett, "Major decisions made in dog mauling, incest cases," The News-Enterprise, June 29, 2011 (www.thenewsenterprise.com)
  • "Flora Woman Killed in Pit Bull Attack, Disclosure, November 30, 2009 (www.disclosurenewsonline.com)
  • "Pit Bull Terrier kills woman and her dog," KMOX.com, November 30, 2009 (www.kmox.com)
  • Kevin Held, "Flora, Illinois woman killed in dog attack," KSDK NewsChannel 5, December 1, 2009 (www.ksdk.com)
  • Sarah Fortune, "Elderly Woman Killed By Pit Bull," TristateHomepage.com, December 1, 2009 (www.tristatehomepage.com)
  • George Sells, "Pit Bull Euthanized After Attack Kills Flora, IL Woman," Fox2Now.com, December 1, 2009 (www.fox2now.com)
  • Kevin Held, "Owner of pit bull who killed elderly woman will not face charges," KSDK NewsChannel 5, December 4, 2009 (www.ksdk.com)
  • "Police Hold Press Conference On Flora Dog Attack" (Statement from Chief John Nicholson), MyWabashValley.com, December 4, 2009 (www.mywabashvalley.com)
  • Kevin Held, "Man whose mom was killed by pit bull wants to ban breed," KSDK NewsChannel 5, December 16, 2009 (www.ksdk.com)
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled as "Rosie Humphries."
  • "'A Horrible Situation'," West Virginia Metro News, December 3, 2009 (www.wvmetronews.com)
  • "Lowell Edison Bowden Obituary," The Registered-Herald, December 6, 2009 (www.register-herald.com)
  • Tina Alvey, "Elderly dog attack victim succumbs to injuries," The Register-Herald, December 7, 2009 (www.register-herald.com)
  • Matthew Smith, "UPDATE: Monroe County Man Dies After Dog Attack," WVNS-TV, December 7, 2009 (www.cbs59.com)
  • "Family of Man Killed by Dogs Asks for Tougher Laws for Pit Bulls," WVNS-TV, December 7, 2009 (www.wvnstv.com)
  • Tina Alvey, "Charges upgraded in Monroe dog attack," The Register-Herald, December 9, 2009 (www.register-herald.com)
  • Tina Alvey, "Monroe teen enters plea in dog attack," The Register-Herald, August 21, 2010 (www.register-herald.com)
  • Matthew Smith, "Woman Stands Trial in Monroe County on Involuntary Manslaughter Charges," WVNS.com, February 3, 2011 (www.wvns.com)
  • Tina Alvey, "Monroe County woman found not guilty in fatal dog attack," The Registered-Herald, February 4, 2011 (www.register-herald.com)
  • Andrea Lannom, "WV Supreme Court hears case involving 'vicious dogs,'" The State Journal, September 5, 2013 (www.statejournal.com)
  • Associated Press, "WV Supreme Court hears dog attack death appeal," Charleston Daily Mail, September 5, 2013 (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  • Chad Cookler, "Toddler killed by dog 'filled with love', dad says," ABC Action News, December 13, 2009 (www.abcactionnews.com)
  • Rodney Thrash, "Twenty-month-old Pasco boy, mauled to death by family dog, identified," TampaBay.com, December 13, 2009 (www.tampabay.com)
  • Associated Press, "Authorities: Rottweiler mauls, kills Fla. Toddler," The Seattle Times, December 13, 2009 (www.seattletimes.com)
  • "Father recalls toddler mauled by dog: 'He fought really hard'," Tampa Bay Online, December 13, 2009 (www2.tbo.com)
  • Lisa A. Davis, "Dog that mauled toddler euthanized in Pasco County," Tampa Bay Online, December 14, 2009 (www2.tbo.com)
  • Helen Anne Travis, "Dog that mauled toddler is killed," TampaBay.com, December 14, 2009 (www.tampabay.com)
  • Erik Waxler, "Father of mauling victim: 'The dog just attacked him'," ABC Action News, December 15, 2009 (www.abcactionnews.com)
  • David Macaulay, "Woman dies after dog bite," DailyPress.com, December 12, 2009 (www.dailypress.com)
  • Kristina Rohall, "Woman dies after dog bite," WVEC 13News, December 12, 2009 (www.wvec.com)
  • "Theresa Ellerman Obituary," Legacy.com, December 13, 2009 (www.legacy.com)
  • "Official: Woman died from dog bite," WAVY.com, December 14, 2009 (www.wavy.com)
  • Patrick Terpstra, "Autopsy shows woman died from dog bite to neck," WVEC 13News, December 14, 2009 (www.wvec.com)
  • Lindell Kay, "Authorities investigate death of woman who was bitten by dog," jdnews.com, December 14, 2009 (www.jdnews.com)
  • Denes Husty III, "Cape Coral boy dies after being bitten by family dog," News-Press.com, December 22, 2009 (www.news-press.com)
  • Associated Press, "Florida Boy, 2, Dies After Bitten by Family Dog," FOXNews.com, December 22, 2009 (www.foxnews.com)
  • Denes Husty III, "Cape Coral boy dies after being bitten by family dog; no charges to be filed," News-Press.com, December 22, 2009 (www.news-press.com)
  • "Small child in Cape killed by family dog," Lehigh Acres Citizen, December 22, 2009 (www.lehighacrescitizen.com)
  • Denes Husty III, "Family dog that killed 2-year-old Cape Coral boy put to death," News-Press.com, December 22, 2009 (www.news-press.com)
  • "Cape park to open in memory of toddler killed by dog," WBBH News, March 29, 2010 (www.nbc-2.com)
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled as "Liam Perk."