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Friday, 1 November 2019

4yrs old boy mauled to death by pit bull at his family home

A four-year-old boy was mauled to death in their home by a fostered pit bull they were watching.


Benjamin Cobb of Hazel Park, Detroit, died of his wounds on Tuesday evening (Oct. 29) after he was attacked by the pet.


In a news release by the Hazel Park Police Department, Brandi Halterman tried to stop the attack on her son, Benjamin Cobb, by stabbing the dog, but the boy suffered serious wounds on his body and neck and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. 



Police were called at around 6.45pm by Halterman's 14-year-old daughter who said the 60lb (4st 4lb) dog had attacked her brother. When police arrived at the scene, they found the boy being attacked by the dog. 


According to Police, the animal had a stab wound, which was from Halterman trying to get it to release her son.


Halterman also suffered cuts on her hands and fingers that required 20 stitches, police said.


Police used a Taser on the dog, a 60-pound pit bull the family was watching, and it ran out of the house. The dog was taken to a local veterinarian and euthanized, police said.


"We experienced a families (sic) worst nightmare when a dog took the life of Benjamin," a GoFundMe page for the family reads. "No words can ever explain the depth of our love for him.


"This has taken an unimaginable toll on our family, friends, and all those who knew our sweet boy."

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