Dacula, GA – Local media outlets confirmed the death of 47-year old Lorena Cordova, who died on November 21 after suffering severe injuries from a dog attack on September 16. Her daughter, Ingrid Alvarado, said the neighbor’s three pit bulls had been an ongoing problem. – DogsBite.org
Police subsequently charged the three dogs’ owners, David and Vickie Clark, with reckless conduct. In late December, District Attorney Danny Porter said his team will seek a grand jury indictment in January asking for felony involuntary manslaughter charges. – WBS-TV
factU.S. fatal pit bull attacks have surpassed 370 since 1998; the last year the CDC studied fatal dog attack data by breed. In the last 8-year period of the CDC study (1991 to 1998), pit bulls averaged 2.9 deaths per year. From 2013 to 2020, the most recent 8-year period, pit bulls averaged 28.4 deaths per year, an increase of over 850%.