2009 dog bite fatality citations ::

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  • Cade Fowler, "Young girl killed in dog attack," WALB-TV, January 6, 2009 (walb.com)
  • Christian Jennings, "Girl killed by three family dogs in Thomasville," WALB-TV, January 6, 2009 (walb.com)
  • Patti Dozier, "5-year-old killed by pit bulls in Thomasville," The Valdosta Daily Times, January 7, 2009 (valdosta.sgaonline.com)
  • Patti Dozier, "‘My child was murdered,’" Thomasville Times-Enterprise, January 13, 2009 (timesenterprise.com)
  • Christian Jennings, "Father of child killed by pit bulls talks," WALB-TV, January 15, 2009 (walb.com)
  • Christian Jennings, "Sheriff wants pit bulls out of Thomas County," WALB-TV, January 20, 2009 (walb.com)
  • "Viewpoint: Time to get serious about bull-type dogs," WALB-TV, January 29, 2009 (walb.com)
  • "Woman says life nightmarish after granddaughter was killed by pitbulls," Thomasville Times-Enterprise, September 11, 2009 (timesenterprise.com)
  • Associated Press, "Dogs euthanized after death of Chicago boy," Belleville News-Democrat, January 11, 2009 (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 (chicagotribune.com)
  • Annie Sweeney And Jordan Wilson, "Dangerous dog crackdown?," Sun-Times, January 14, 2009 (suntimes.com)
  • Associated Press, "Boy Mauled by Dog Was About to Be Adopted," NBC Chicago, July 16, 2009 (nbcchicago.com)
  • Monica Diaz, "Friends and family grieve for girl, 3, killed by Rottweiler," WFAA, January 17, 2009 (wfaa.com)
  • David Goodhue, "Three-Year-Old Texas Girl Mauled To Death By Rottweiler," AHN, January 17, 2009 (allheadlinenews.com)
  • Andrew Chavez, "Toddler in Fort Worth killed by dog after crawling through fence," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 18, 2009 (star-telegram.com)
  • Mitch Michell, "Neighborhood mourns loss of girl killed by dog," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 18, 2009 (star-telegram.com)
  • Mitch Michell, "Love of animals may have led Fort Worth girl to her death, family friend says," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 24, 2009 (star-telegram.com)
  • Darla Miles, "Street name change sought in honor of girl mauled by dog," WFAA, June 3, 2009 (wfaa.com)
  • Mike Lee, "Fort Worth council adopts tougher dog ordinance," Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 12, 2009 (star-telegram.com)
  • Obituary, Brooklynn Grace Milburn, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 20, 2009 (star-telegram.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 (suntimes.com)
  • Associated Press, "Police: 3-week-old baby mauled by family dog," Wandtv.com, January 20, 2009 (wandtv.com)
  • Lee Provost, "Officials probe death of baby involving dog," The Daily Journal, January 21, 2009 (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 (daily-journal.com)
  • SunTimes, "Infant Killed by Family Dog," NBC Chicago, July 16, 2009 (nbcchicago.com)
  • Michael Hasch, "Girl, 8, mauled to death by dog," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 19, 2009 (pittsburghlive.com)
  • "Dog in fatal Pa. kid mauling quarantined," United Press International, January 20, 2009 (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 (timesonline.com)
  • "Investigation Continues In 8-Year-Old's Dog Mauling," WPXI, January 19, 2009 (wpxi.com)
  • Anya Sostek, "Counselors at school of girl killed by dog," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 20, 2009 (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 (timesonline.com)
  • Rick Willis, "Police unlikely to charge Hanover man in mauling," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 21, 2009 (pittsburghlive.com)
  • Michael A. Fuoco and Torsten Ove, "Criminal charges unlikely in fatal dog mauling," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 21, 2009 (post-gazette.com)
  • "No Charges In 8-Year-Old's Dog Mauling Death," WPXI, January 21, 2009 (wpxi.com)
  • "Family dog attacks, kills 2-week-old baby girl," AZ Family, March 5, 2009 (azfamily.com)
  • Nathan Gonzalez and Nicole Ethier, "Family dog that killed Mesa baby euthanized," AZ Central, March 5, 2009 (azcentral.com)
  • Deborah Stocks, "'Tip-a-Cop' helps Mesa family that lost infant in dog attack," ABC15, March 14, 2009 (abc15.com)
  • Greg Gurule, "Fundraiser Held For Officers Whose Daughter Died In Dog Attack," KPHO-TV, April 8, 2009 (kpho.com)
  • Ray Stern, "Cops Host Fundraiser for Family of Mesa Baby Killed by Dog," Phoenix New Times, April 8, 2009 (phoenixnewtimes.com)
  • "Fundraiser to aid officers whose infant was killed by dog," The Mesa Republic, April 9, 2009 (azcentral.com)
  • "Two bull mastiffs euthanized after Rancho Mirage fatal attack," The Desert Sun, March 17, 2009 (mydesertc.com)
  • Jack Noyes, "Huge Dogs Responsible for Killing Rancho Mirage Man," NBC Los Angelos, March 17, 2009 (nbclosangeles.com)
  • "Man Attacked by Own Dogs Identified," KESQ, March 17, 2009 (kesq.com)
  • "Dogs suspected of mauling owner in Rancho Mirage have been euthanized," Press Enterprise, March 17, 2009 (pe.com)
  • "Man Attacked by Own Dogs Identified," KESQ, March 18, 2009 (kesq.com)
  • "Dogs euthanized after deadly mauling," Inland News Today, March 19, 2009 (inlandnewstoday.com)
  • "Woman said fiancé was not mauled to death," The Desert Sun, March 26, 2009 (mydesertc.com)
  • Mariel Williams, "Dog-mauling tragedy rocks county, region," The Press Sentinel, March 24, 2009 (thepress-sentinel.com)
  • "More questions than answers," The Press Sentinel, March 24, 2009 (thepress-sentinel.com)
  • Obituary, "Dustin Elijah Faulkner," Savannah Morning News, March 25, 2009 (legacy.com)
  • "Dustin Elijah "Eli" Faulkner," Find a Grave, March 25, 2009 (findagrave.com)
  • Aubrey Mika Chancellor, "2-year-old mauled and killed by dog," WOAI, March 26, 2009 (woai.com)
  • Karen Brooks, "Pit bull may have killed Luling child," KXAN, March 26, 2009 (kxan.com)
  • Katherine Stolp, "Luling 2-year-old killed in suspected dog attack," CBS 42, March 26, 2009 (keyetv.com)
  • Katherine Stolp, "Luling Police investigate child mauled by dog," CBS 42, March 26, 2009 (keyetv.com)
  • Katherine Stolp, "Luling Police, neighbors react to child's death," CBS 42, March 26, 2009 (keyetv.com)
  • Isadora Vail, "2-year-old killed by pit bull in Luling," Austin American-Statesman, March 27, 2009 (statesman.com)
  • Zeke MacCormack, "Autopsy confirms dog bite killed Luling boy," San Antonio San Antonio Express-News, March 30, 2009 (mysanantonio.com)
  • Katherine Stolp, "Luling boy killed by pit bull wandered into backyard," CBS 42, March 31, 2009 (keyetv.com)
  • Katherine Stolp, "Mother of Luling child killed by pit bull describes what happened," CBS 42, March 31, 2009 (keyetv.com)
  • Mark Lisheron, "Mother of pit bull victim is indicted," Austin American-Statesman, May 14, 2009 (statesman.com)
  • (Updated) Mark Lisheron, "Mother of pit bull victim is indicted," Austin American-Statesman, May 15, 2009 (statesman.com)
  • Kathi Bliss, "Mom faces charges in boy’s death," Post-Register, May 22, 2009 (post-register.com)
  • "Mother charged in death of 7-month-old son; Williamson County sheriff's official placed on leave," Austin American-Statesman, September 5, 2009 (statesman.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," Austin American-Statesman, December 17, 2009 (statesman.com)
  • Eva Ruth Moravec, "7-month-old boy dies from dog attack," San Antonio San Antonio Express-News, March 31, 2009 (mysanantonio.com)
  • Associated Press, "2 dogs kill infant, injure grandmother," WRIC, March 31, 2009 (wric.com)
  • "Baby attacked and killed by dogs," WOAI, March 31, 2009 (woai.com)
  • Kristina De Leon, "Update: Police investigate what prompted fatal dog attack," WOAI, March 31, 2009 (woai.com)
  • "Second child in a week dies in pit bull attack," KVUE, April 1, 2009 (kveu.com)
  • Brian Chasnoff, "Baby killed by dogs mourned," San Antonio San Antonio Express-News, April 4, 2009 (mysanantonio.com)
  • Owner Of Vicious Dogs Indicted In Child Mauling, Press Relese, Bexar County District Attorney's Office. August 25, 2009 (bexar.org)
  • Greg Kapitan, "Grandmother indicted in infant's death," San Antonio San Antonio Express-News, August 25, 2009 (mysanantonio.com)
  • Associated Press, "S.A. woman, who faced trial over grandson's fatal dog mauling, dies," Caller.com, January 12, 2010 (caller.com)
  • LaNia Coleman, "Vicious dogs might have killed Huron County veteran," The Saginaw News, April 14, 2009 (mlive.com)
  • Stacey Langley, "Veteran found dead inside camper," Huron Daily Tribune, April 14, 2009 (michigansthumb.com)
  • Stacey Langley, "Examiner: Dogs killed man," Huron Daily Tribune, April 15, 2009 (michigansthumb.com)
  • Stacey Langley, "Dogs test negative for rabies," Huron Daily Tribune, April 23, 2009 (michigansthumb.com)
  • Obituary, David "Fudd" Boyd Whitenack, Jr., April 15, 2009 1, Huron Daily Tribune (michigansthumb.com)
  • Obituary, Frank L. Leavine," April 17, 2009, Huron Daily Tribune (michigansthumb.com)
  • Cheryl Mercedes, "Four-year-old boy killed by dog," WAFB, April 10, 2009 (wafb.com)
  • Associated Press, "3 dogs kill 4-year-old boy in his yard," WWLTV, April 11, 2009 (wwltv.com)
  • Sonia Smith, "Morganza stunned, saddened by dogs' attack," The Advocate, April 12, 2009 (2theadvocate.com)
  • Koran Addo, "DA: Deputy freed 3 dogs," The Advocate, April 14, 2009 (2theadvocate.com)
  • "Dog mauling case closed," WAFB, May 8, 2009 (wafb.com)
  • Greg Garland, "Police Jury vows action in dog case," The Advocate, May 13, 2009 (2theadvocate.com)
  • Will Sentell, "Dog attack bill wins final legislative approval," The Advocate, June 14, 2009 (2theadvocate.com)
  • House Bill 155, The Luna McDaniel Act, Representative Ricky Hardy, Regular Session, Louisiana Legislature, 2009
  • Obituary, Michael "Blaise" Landry, The Advocate, April, 14-15, 2009 (2theadvocate.com)
  • James Gilbert, "Man mauled by pack of dogs," YumaSun, April 1, 2009 (yumasun.com)
  • James Gilbert, "Still unknown if dogs held at shelter mauled California man," YumaSun, April 8, 2009 (yumasun.com)
  • James Gilbert, "Winterhaven man mauled by pack of dogs dies," YumaSun, April 13, 2009 (yumasun.com)
  • Silvio J. Panta, "Killing by dogs being probed," Imperial Valley Press Online, April 13, 2009 (ivpressonline.com)
  • Associated Press, "Charges sought in fatal dog mauling case near Yuma," Tucson Citizen, April 19, 2009 (tucsoncitizen.com)
  • Silvio J. Panta, "Winterhaven firefighter’s statements contrast dog owner’s claims," Imperial Valley Press Online, August 14, 2009 (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 (ivpressonline.com)
  • Silvio J. Panta, "No charges will be filed in fatal dog mauling case in Winterhaven," Imperial Valley Press Online, October 21, 2009 (ivpressonline.com)
  • April Lehmbeck, "Eastpointe baby killed by family pit bull," C & G News, April 22, 2009 (candgnews.com)
  • Christina Hall, "Baby mauled to death by his family's pit bull," Detroit Free Press, April 23, 2009 (freep.com)
  • Christina Hall, "Uncle of mauled Eastpointe boy warns parents about pit bulls," Detroit Free Press, April 23, 2009 (freep.com)
  • Christine Ferreti, "'Miracle' baby dies after mauling by family's pit bull," The Detroit News, April 23, 2009 (detnews.com)
  • Christina Hall, "Fund is set up for boy mauled by family dog," Detroit Free Press, April 25, 2009 (freep.com)
  • Christina Hall, "Funeral moved for boy mauled by pit bull," Detroit Free Press, April 30, 2009 (freep.com)
  • "Show Dog Mauls Owner in Yard," MyFoxDFW.com, April 14, 2009 (myfoxdfw.com)
  • Ashleigh Reuter, "Woman critically injured in Great Dane attack," The Dallas Morning News, April 15, 2009 (dallasnews.com)
  • Stacy Morrow, "Great Dane Attacks Owner," NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, April 16, 2009 (nbcdfw.com)
  • "Barbara L. Chambers Obituary," The Dallas Morning News, May 14, 2009 (legacy.com)
  • "Boy killed in dog attack identified," News-Journal.com, June 15, 2009 (news-journal.com)
  • "Pit bulls maul, kill East Texas child," KFDM, June 15, 2009 (kfdm.com)
  • Brenda Brown, "Leverett's Chapel boy killed by pit bulls," Kilgore News Herald, June 17, 2009 (kilgorenewsherald.com)
  • Associated Press, "East Texas boy mauled by pit bulls," USA Today, June 15, 2009 (usatoday.com)
  • Jamaal E. O'Neal, "10-year-old boy killed after pair of pit bulls attack," News-Journal.com, June 16, 2009 (news-journal.com)
  • Kenneth Dean, "Pit Bulls That Killed Boy Put Down; 'Full-Scale Investigation' Planned," Tyler Morning Telegraph, June 16, 2009 (tylerpaper.com)
  • Lakecia Shockley, "Pit bull owners send message to victim's family," KLTV, January 17, 2009 (kltv.com)
  • Jamaal E. O'Neal, "Boy mauled to death knew dogs, owners, officials say," News-Journal.com, June 17, 2009 (news-journal.com)
  • Betty Waters, "Crowd Calls for Ban on Pit Bulls," Tyler Morning Telegraph, July 1, 2009 (tylerpaper.com)
  • Betty Waters, "Family Of Boy Slain In Pit Bull Attack Files Suit," Tyler Morning Telegraph, September 4, 2009 (tylerpaper.com)
  • "Mother Says Pit Bull Owners Want Child's Memorial Removed," Tyler Morning Telegraph, November 7, 2009 (tylerpaper.com)
  • Layron Livingston, "Family forced to remove memorial," KLTV, November 7, 2009 (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, January 15, 2011 (kltv.com)
  • Jena Johnson, "Mother on Pit Bull attack: "I forgive them, but I can't forget"," KLTV, January 17, 2011 (kltv.com)
  • Linda Rush, "Boy, 3, dies of dog bites in Johnston City," The Southern, June 28, 2009 (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 (wsiltv.com)
  • Associated Press, "Investigators: Williamson Co. boy, 3, dies after being attacked by family dog," WQAD, June 29, 2009 (wqad.com)
  • Kasey Joyce, "Three-year-old boy killed by family dogs," KSDK St. Louis, June 29, 2009 (ksdk.com)
  • Patrick Donovan, "Three-year-old boy killed by family dogs" KSDK, June 19, 2009 (ksdk.com)
  • Jackie McPherson, "Deadly Dog Attack Called a 'Tragic Accident,'" WSIL TV, June 29, 2009 (wsiltv.com)
  • Tara Fasol-Chambers, "Sheriff: Boy's death an accident; dogs put down," The Southern, June 30, 2009 (southernillinoisan.com)
  • Obituary, Gabrial Reese Mandrell-Sauerhage, Murman and Wilson Funeral Home (murmanandwilson.com)
  • Lori Jane Gliha, "Phoenix PD: Investigation open after dog attack kills woman," ABC 15 News, August 8, 2009 (abc15.com)
  • Obituary, Kathleen J. Doyle, The Arizona Republic (legacy.com)
  • Jana Wagoner, "Leesburg man dies in dog attack," Loudoun Times-Mirror, August 10, 2009 (loudountimes.com)
  • John Toler, "Leesburg Police Investigating Apparent Fatal Dog Attack," Loudoun Independent, August 11, 2009 (loudouni.com)
  • "Autopsy shows man died from pit bull attack," WTOP, August 11, 2009 (wtop.com)
  • Roby Chavez, "Autopsy: Pit Bulls Bit Man Repeatedly," My Fox DC, August 11, 2009 (myfoxdc.com)
  • Dagny Salas and Martin Well, "Man, 20, Died of Dog Bites, Officials Say," The Washington Post, August 12, 2009 (washingtonpost.com)
  • Dagny Salas, "Pit Bulls Euthanized After Mauling Death of Leesburg Man," The Washington Post, August 12, 2009 (washingtonpost.com)
  • Obituary, Carter Patrick Ridge Delaney, Colonial Funeral Home (colonialfuneralhome.com)
  • Kate Brumback, "Georgia couple killed in grisly dog attack, sheriff Says," azstarnet.com, August 17, 2009 (azstarnet.com)
  • Christian Boone, "Autopsy: Dogs killed Oglethorpe couple," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 17, 2009 (ajc.com)
  • Joe Vanhoose, "'Brutal dog attack' killed couple " Athens Banner-Herald, August 18, 2009 (onlineathens.com)
  • Christian Boone, "Dogs that killed UGA couple to be put down," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 18, 2009 (ajc.com)
  • Kate Brumback, "Pack of wild dogs kills Ga. animal lover on walk, concerned husband searching for her," Washington Examiner, August 18, 2009 (washingtonexaminer.com)
  • Jim Kavangh, "Dogs in fatal attack rounded up, euthanized," CNN, August 19, 2009 (cnn.com)
  • Christian Boone, "Man who fed dogs that killed UGA couple won't face charges," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 21, 2009 (ajc.com)
  • Obituary, Sherry Schweder, Athens Banner-Herald (legacy.com)
  • Kate Brumback, "Georgia couple killed in grisly dog attack, sheriff Says," azstarnet.com, August 17, 2009 (azstarnet.com)
  • Christian Boone, "Autopsy: Dogs killed Oglethorpe couple," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 17, 2009 (ajc.com)
  • Joe Vanhoose, "'Brutal dog attack' killed couple " Athens Banner-Herald, August 18, 2009 (onlineathens.com)
  • Christian Boone, "Dogs that killed UGA couple to be put down," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 18, 2009 (ajc.com)
  • Kate Brumback, "Pack of wild dogs kills Ga. animal lover on walk, concerned husband searching for her," Washington Examiner, August 18, 2009 (washingtonexaminer.com)
  • Jim Kavangh, "Dogs in fatal attack rounded up, euthanized," CNN, August 19, 2009 (cnn.com)
  • Christian Boone, "Man who fed dogs that killed UGA couple won't face charges," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 21, 2009 (ajc.com)
  • Obituary, Lothar Schweder, Athens Banner-Herald (legacy.com)
  • "Infant Killed In Dog Attack," West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio.com, August 17, 2009 (wvmetronews.com)
  • "Investigation Continues In Hardy County Dog Attack Death," West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio.com, August 17, 2009 (wvmetronews.com)
  • "UPDATE: Infant dies from dog attack," Cumberland Times News, August 17, 2009 (times-news.com)
  • Taylor Kuykendall, "Pit bull attack shocks community," Charleston Daily Mail, August 19, 2009 (dailymail.co.uk)
  • Associated Press, "W.Va. infant killed by family pit bull," Williamson Daily News, August 19, 2009 (williamsondailynews.com)
  • "Infant Killed By Family Dog," Mooorefield Examiner, August 26, 2009 (moorfieldexaminer.com)
  • Jean A. Flanagan, "Commission Hears of More Dangerous Dogs," Mooorefield Examiner, August 26, 2009 (moorfieldexaminer.com)
  • Obituary, "Justin Cole Kummer," Mooorefield Examiner, August 26, 2009 (moorfieldexaminer.com)
  • "Fatal Pit Bull Attack," NBC 29 HD News, September 28, 2009 (nbc29.com)
  • Associated Press, "Pit bull that killed child euthanized," The Daily Progress, September 28, 2009 (dailyprogress.com)
  • Phil Goodwin, "Pit bull kills 23-month-old girl in Orange County," WJMA, September 28, 2009 (starexponent.com)
  • Ryan Nobles, "Toddler killed in pit bull attack," NBC 12 News, September 28, 2009 (nbc12.com)
  • "Family Pit Bull Fatally Mauls Toddler," ABC 7 News, September 28, 2009 (wjla.com)
  • Wayne Covil, "UPDATE: Toddler Killed by Dog," WTVR, September 28, 2009 (wtvr.com)
  • Stephanie Satchell and Bianca Spinosa, "Update: Orange Co. Child Attacked and Killed by Family's Pit Bull," Newsplex.com, September 29, 2009 (newsplex.com)
  • Robin Knepper, "'Conflicting information' given in toddler's mauling death," Fredericksburg.com, September 30, 2009 (fredericksburg.com)
  • "Pit bull attack case still open," Orange County Review, October 16, 2009 (orangenews.com)
  • "Dog's Owners Talking With Authorities," NBC 29 HD News, October 22, 2009 (nbc29.com)
  • Obituary, Jasmine Brianna Deane, Found and Sons Funeral Chapel (legacy.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 (mercurynews.com)
  • "Toddler Mauled to Death in Merced County," KSEE 24 News, October 23, 2009 (ksee24.com)
  • "Update: Delhi toddler dies after pit bull attack," Merced Sun-Star, October 23, 2009 (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 (kmph.com)
  • "Blood Loss Cited In Dog Attack Death," KSBW, October 27, 2009 (ksbw.com)
  • Sabra Stafford, "D.A. to decide if babysitter will face charges for dog attack," The Turlock Journal, October 27, 2009 (turlockjournal.com)
  • Sabra Stafford, "Boy killed by pitbull honored with tree dedication," Turlock Journal, November 16, 2010 (turlockjournal.com)
  • Obituary, Colten Smith, Contra Costa Times, Oct. 30, 2009 (legacy.com)
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled as "Colton Smith."
  • "Toddler attacked by pitbull," KSLA News 12, October 28, 2009 (ksla.com)
  • Associated Press, "Toddler dies after attack by pit bull in Prescott, Ark.," WREG-TV, October 28, 2009 (wreg.com)
  • Katherina Yancy and Paul Ritter, "Toddler Dies From Pit Bull Attack," KTHV, October 28, 2009 (todaysthv.com)
  • (Update) Katherina Yancy and Paul Ritter, "Toddler Dies From Pit Bull Attack," KTHV, October 29, 2009 (todaysthv.com)
  • Wendy Ledbetter, "Pit bull attacks and kills toddler," Nevada County Picayune-Times, October 29, 2009 (picayune-times.com)
  • "Matthew Clayton "Booter" Hurt Obituary," Nevada County Picayune-Times, November 5, 2009 (thegurdontimes.com)
  • Jim Williamson, "Prescott, Ark. Council: No pit bulls in town," Texarkana Gazette, November 20, 2009 (texarkanagazette.com)
  • Errol Castens, "UPDATE: Pit bull’s victim identified in Union County," nems360.com, November 6, 2009 (nems360.com)
  • Chip Washington, "Child, 1, killed in pit bull attack near New Albany," WMC-TV, November 6, 2009 (wmctv.com)
  • Jason Miles, "Toddler mauled to death by babysitter's pit bull," WMC-TV, November 6, 2009 (wmctv.com)
  • Associated Press, "Police Identify Baby Mauled to Death by Pit Bull in Northeast Mississippi," WATN, November 7, 2009 (myeyewitnessnews.com)
  • Errol Castens, "Pit bull's young victim identified," nems360.com, November 7, 2009 (nems360.com)
  • Errol Castens, "OPINION: Defining the pit bull public relations issue," nems360.com, November 13, 2009 (nems360.com)
  • Angie Barmer and Chris Elkins, "Dog attack still under investigation," New Albany Gazette, November 22, 2009 (newalbanygazette.com)
  • Emily Le Coz, "One breed, two stories: Pit bulls' nature varies with who you ask," DJournal.com, April 2012 (nems360.com)
  • Obituary, Destiny Marie Knox, New Albany Gazette, November 12, 2009 (newalbanygazette.com)
  • Mark Finley, "White Mills woman found dead," The News-Enterprise, November 25, 2009 (thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Larry Muhammad, "Coroner blames dog attack for death of Hardin County woman," The Courier-Journal, November 26, 2009 (courier-journal.com)
  • Julie Tam, "Hardin Co. woman mauled to death by dog," Fox41.com, November 27, 2009 (fox41.com)
  • Martin Finley, "Coroner: Head injuries from dog attack killed White Mills woman," The News-Enterprise, November 27, 2009 (thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Martin Finley, "Dog attack could go before grand jury," The News-Enterprise, December 2, 2009 (thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Shayla Reaves, "Husband speaks out about wife's dog mauling death," WAVE, December 3, 2009 (wave3.com)
  • Marty Finley, "Criminal Complaint filed in dog attack," The News-Enterprise, June 11, 2010 (thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Bob White, "2009 dog attack yields court case," The News-Enterprise, August 2, 2010 (thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Bob White, "Dog mauling case headed to trial," The News-Enterprise, October 31, 2010 (thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Bob White, "Civil suit filed in fatal dog mauling," The News-Enterprise, November 11, 2010 (thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Charles Gazaway, "Suit filed in dog mauling death," WAVE, November 11, 2012 (wave3.com)
  • Bob White, "Case against alleged owners of vicious dog to continue Feb. 18," The News-Enterprise, December 14, 2010 (thenewsenterprise.com)
  • Sarah Bennett, "Major decisions made in dog mauling, incest cases," The News-Enterprise, June 29, 2011 (thenewsenterprise.com)
  • "Flora Woman Killed in Pit Bull Attack, Disclosure, November 30, 2009 (disclosurenewsonline.com)
  • "Pit Bull Terrier kills woman and her dog," KMOX, November 30, 2009 (kmox.com)
  • Kevin Held, "Flora, Illinois woman killed in dog attack," KSDK, December 1, 2009 (ksdk.com)
  • Sarah Fortune, "Elderly Woman Killed By Pit Bull," Tristate Home Page, December 1, 2009 (tristatehomepage.com)
  • George Sells, "Pit Bull Euthanized After Attack Kills Flora, IL Woman," Fox2Now.com, December 1, 2009 (fox2now.com)
  • Kevin Held, "Owner of pit bull who killed elderly woman will not face charges," KSDK, December 4, 2009 (ksdk.com)
  • "Police Hold Press Conference On Flora Dog Attack" (Statement from Chief John Nicholson), My Wabash Valley, December 4, 2009 (mywabashvalley.com)
  • Kevin Held, "Man whose mom was killed by pit bull wants to ban breed," KSDK, December 16, 2009 (ksdk.com)
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled as "Rosie Humphries."
  • "'A Horrible Situation'," West Virginia Metro News, December 3, 2009 (wvmetronews.com)
  • "Lowell Edison Bowden Obituary," The Registered-Herald, December 6, 2009 (register-herald.com)
  • Tina Alvey, "Elderly dog attack victim succumbs to injuries," The Register-Herald, December 7, 2009 (register-herald.com)
  • Matthew Smith, "UPDATE: Monroe County Man Dies After Dog Attack," WVNS-TV, December 7, 2009 (cbs59.com)
  • "Family of Man Killed by Dogs Asks for Tougher Laws for Pit Bulls," WVNS-TV, December 7, 2009 (wvnstv.com)
  • Tina Alvey, "Charges upgraded in Monroe dog attack," The Register-Herald, December 9, 2009 (register-herald.com)
  • Tina Alvey, "Monroe teen enters plea in dog attack," The Register-Herald, August 21, 2010 (register-herald.com)
  • Matthew Smith, "Woman Stands Trial in Monroe County on Involuntary Manslaughter Charges," WVNS.com, February 3, 2011 (wvns.com)
  • Tina Alvey, "Monroe County woman found not guilty in fatal dog attack," The Registered-Herald, February 4, 2011 (register-herald.com)
  • Andrea Lannom, "WV Supreme Court hears case involving 'vicious dogs,'" The State Journal, September 5, 2013 (statejournal.com)
  • Associated Press, "WV Supreme Court hears dog attack death appeal," Charleston Daily Mail, September 5, 2013 (dailymail.co.uk)
  • "High court reverses ruling in pit bull case," West Virginia Gazette, September 27, 2013 (wvgazette.com)
  • John O'Brien, "Case of fatal pit bull attack will continue," West Virginia Record, October 2, 2013 (wvrecord.com)
  • Kyla Asbury, "Supreme Court reinstates lawsuit involving pit bull attack, death," West Virginia Record, May 19, 2017 (wvrecord.com)
  • Chad Cookler, "Toddler killed by dog 'filled with love', dad says," WFTS-TV, December 13, 2009 (abcactionnews.com)
  • Rodney Thrash, "Twenty-month-old Pasco boy, mauled to death by family dog, identified," TampaBay.com, December 13, 2009 (tampabay.com)
  • Associated Press, "Authorities: Rottweiler mauls, kills Fla. Toddler," The Seattle Times, December 13, 2009 (seattletimes.com)
  • "Father recalls toddler mauled by dog: 'He fought really hard'," Tampa Bay Online, December 13, 2009 (tbo.com)
  • Lisa A. Davis, "Dog that mauled toddler euthanized in Pasco County," Tampa Bay Online, December 14, 2009 (tbo.com)
  • Helen Anne Travis, "Dog that mauled toddler is killed," TampaBay.com, December 14, 2009 (tampabay.com)
  • Erik Waxler, "Father of mauling victim: 'The dog just attacked him'," WFTS-TV, December 15, 2009 (abcactionnews.com)
  • David Macaulay, "Woman dies after dog bite," DailyPress.com, December 12, 2009 (dailypress.com)
  • Kristina Rohall, "Woman dies after dog bite," WVEC 13News, December 12, 2009 (wvec.com)
  • "Theresa Ellerman Obituary," Legacy.com, December 13, 2009 (legacy.com)
  • "Official: Woman died from dog bite," WAVY-TV, December 14, 2009 (wavy.com)
  • Patrick Terpstra, "Autopsy shows woman died from dog bite to neck," WVEC 13News, December 14, 2009 (wvec.com)
  • Lindell Kay, "Authorities investigate death of woman who was bitten by dog," The Daily News, December 14, 2009 (jdnews.com)
  • "Medical examiner: Woman died from bite to throat," ENC Today, December 15, 2009 (enctoday.com)
  • Denes Husty III, "Cape Coral boy dies after being bitten by family dog," The News-Press, December 22, 2009 (news-press.com)
  • Associated Press, "Florida Boy, 2, Dies After Bitten by Family Dog," FOXNews.com, December 22, 2009 (foxnews.com)
  • Denes Husty III, "Cape Coral boy dies after being bitten by family dog; no charges to be filed," The News-Press, December 22, 2009 (news-press.com)
  • "Small child in Cape killed by family dog," Lehigh Acres Citizen, December 22, 2009 (lehighacrescitizen.com)
  • Denes Husty III, "Family dog that killed 2-year-old Cape Coral boy put to death," The News-Press, December 22, 2009 (news-press.com)
  • "Cape park to open in memory of toddler killed by dog," WBBH-TV, March 29, 2010 (nbc-2.com)
NOTE: Victim's name also spelled as "Liam Perk."