Parents Arrested After Family Pit Bull Attacks and Kills Their Daughter
There are some breeds of dogs that are more dangerous than others. Pit bulls, Rottweilers and Doberman Pinchers are known to be more aggressive at times, even if they’re raised in loving homes.
According to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, the parents of a twenty-two-month-old girl were arrested recently following her death in August 2014. The toddler had been attacked by the family’s pit bull mix, and was taken to a local hospital for her injuries. She died in the hospital two days later.
The family stated that the dog had demonstrated an aversion to the small child, even urinating on her laundry and whining when she would try to play with him. They kept the dog shut in a room at night and during other times of the day to restrict its access to the girl. According to court documents, the dog had previously bitten one of the other children in the home as well.
Dog bites are very serious; especially if a dog has bitten someone in the past. Dogs that demonstrate aggressive behavior should be avoided at all costs, however, not everyone feels this is necessary. As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we want to caution you to stay away from stray animals or those that don’t appear safe.
If you are bitten by a dog, please report it right away, and contact us to discuss your case.