2017 Pit Bull Fatality: Bethany Stephens

December 2017, oochland County, Virginia
Bethany Stephens, 22-years old
Fatal pit bull attack
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Goochland County, VA – On Friday, Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew gave a press conference about a 22-year old woman who was mauled to death by her own pit bulls. Deputies discovered Bethany Lynn Stephens Thursday night near the 2200 block of Manakin Road. Agnew is shaken during the conference and states: “It was an absolutely grisly mauling. In my 40 years of law enforcement, I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Hope I never see anything like it again.”

Two days later, Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew gave a follow up press conference after Bethany Lynn Stephens was mauled to death by her two pit bulls late last week. The news conference was largely in response to the high volume of misinformation that was being disseminated by pit bull advocates on social media after the grisly attack. These deceptions were then bolstered by irresponsible media outlets who spread the rumor-mongering even further. – DogsBite.org

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