2019 Fatal Pit Bull Attack: Emma Hernandez

August 2019, Wayne County, MI
Emma Hernandez, 9
Fatal Pit Bull Attack
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Detroit, MI – The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Emma Hernandez. She died of multiple injuries and her death was ruled an accident. On Monday afternoon, three pit bulls viciously attacked the girl in an alley behind her home as she was riding her bike. She was transported to Children’s Hospital of Michigan, where she was pronounced dead. The owner of the pit bulls, a 33-year old male, was taken into custody after the attack. – DogsBite.org

Family members are remembering Emma Hernandez as a playful little girl who loved school and playing outside. “Such a beautiful child. Very happy. Very smart,” said her aunt and Godmother, Claudia Stapleton. The 9-year-old was riding her bike Monday when she was mauled to death by three pit bulls on Detroit’s southwest side. “We’re very devastated. It’s just a tragic way for her to pass.” – WXYZ

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