This is why recent dog bite fatalities may not appear on this page. Logan Braatz, 6-years old, was brutally killed by up to three dogs while walking to a school bus stop with a group of children.The dogs, a pit bull, pit bull-mix and unidentified breed, also critically injured 5-year old Syrai Sanders -- the dogs severed her scalp from her skull.Both children were transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.
Her family adopted the dog nearly 6-years earlier from Animal Care and Control when the dog was about a year old.
The male dog, named Boss, was described as a mastiff-great dane mix. Two weeks before attacking its owner, Boss killed a small terrier in the neighborhood.
[source citations] Skylar Julius, 2-months old, was killed by the family dog.
Animal control impounded a German shepherd that was inside the home.
On January 17, police and EMS were dispatched to a home on Sagewood Trail for a report of a baby with "numerous animal bites." The infant was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
San Marcos Police Department Commander Kelly Earnest said the father told police he fell asleep while the baby was napping in an infant bouncer next to him on the couch.Aerial footage from a news chopper captured the horrific aftermath of the attack, showing clothing and other items strewn across the area of the attack.Multiple adult witnesses provided chilling accounts about what happened that morning.The owner of the two pit bulls suspected in the attack, Cameron Tucker, 31, was arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor reckless conduct, and later, one count of felony involuntary manslaughter.A judge later reduced the charges to misdemeanor manslaughter.Neighbors said the family kept up to ten dogs in the basement of their home.