Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

1908: Henry Turpin, Assisted Suicide by Pit Bull

Vicious Bulldog Helps Master to Drown Himself May 1, 1908 Albuquerque Citizen Library of Congress Vicious Bulldog Helps Master to Drown Himself Canine Bit Would Be Rescuers When They Attempted to Save Man from Watery Grave —– His Third Attempt … Continue reading

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2015 Fatal Pit Bull Attack: TayLynn DeVaughn

February 2015, Allegheny County, PA TayLynn DeVaughn, 2 Fatal pit bull attack View related map West Mifflin, PA – On Sunday evening, 2-year old TayLynn DeVaughn was viciously attacked and killed by a family pit bull-mix while visiting her aunt’s … Continue reading

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1885 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Baby Doe Beining

July 1885, Lehigh County, PA Baby Doe Beining (Last name also spelled Haening), < 1 Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) See related map A ferocious bull-dog attacked the three-months-old child of Mrs. Beining, of Allentown, Pa., Tuesday last, biting … Continue reading

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1881 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Miss Shearer

February 1881, McKean County, PA Miss Shearer, 16 Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) Poverty Bay Herald Volume VIII, Issue 1242 February 9, 1881 At Bradford Pennsylvania, on October 10th, Captain John Shearer of North Beaver having purchased a large … Continue reading

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1907 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Lena Smith

February 1907, Philadelphia County, PA Lena Smith, Adult Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) Gainsville Daily Sun February 16, 1907 Library of Congress Woman Killed by Vicious Dog Philadelphia, Feb. 15 — Mrs. Lena Smith of this city, who was … Continue reading

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1888 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Isaac Lifter

October 1888, Cumberland/Franklin Counties, PA Isaac Lifter, Adult Fatal dog attack: bulldogs (pit bull-type) Isaac Lifter, a peddler, was torn to pieces by three bulldogs belonging to James Rife, of Shippensburg, Penn. They dragged his body a quarter of a … Continue reading

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2011 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Carmen Ramos

August 2011, Philadelphia County, PA Carmen Ramos, 50-years old Fatal dog attack: pit bulls Philadelphia, PA – A Hunting Park woman was mauled to death by her husband’s pet pit bulls Tuesday night. Preliminary autopsy results show that 50-year old … Continue reading

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1907 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Jefferson Norris

September 1907, Philadelphia County, PA Jefferson Norris, adult Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) In a desperate fight with a ferocious bulldog Jefferson Norris, of No. 2425 Moore street, last night had his body so badly chewed that he is … Continue reading

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