JP: Elderly ETX woman dies from dog attack

JP: Elderly ETX woman dies from dog attack

POSTED: Friday, May 2, 2014 - 2:23pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 10:58am

According to Kaufman County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Judge Mary Bardin, the autopsy report of an elderly Kaufman woman who was found dead in her home has confirmed she was killed strictly by dog mauling.

Dorothy Hamilton, 85, was found deceased in her home, Monday, March 31, in the 1400 block of East First North Street at around 4:50 p.m., after the Kaufman Police Department was notified by the Kaufman County Sheriff Department they received a 911 call.

When police arrived on scene, they found Hamilton's body in the living room. According to officials, there were two large, very aggressive pit bulls inside the home and it appeared that the animals had attacked Hamilton.

The victim's son told officers he has kept the dogs in the home for several months. After further investigation, it was revealed that the dogs were being kept in a bedroom but had broken through the door to get at the victim.

Eight pit bulls were seized from the property, including the two from inside the residence.

The autopsy revealed Hamilton had multiple lacerations and puncture wounds on her body.

The owner of the dogs, Hamilton's son, surrendered the animals to the Kaufman Police Department and Judge Bardin tells KETK she signed an order for authorities to deal with the dogs as they saw fit.

The autopsy also stated Hamilton had no medical conditions.

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why did he not have his dogs at his house instead of hers

What a shame. May the Lord bless her soul and take her into His house. I just don't understand people and their pit bulls, most can't seem to just have one, they have to have a pack of them. Ever notice that when you have just one dog they act entirely different than they do when you put them in a yard with a bunch of other dogs?

The son will have this death on his conscience until he takes his final breath...if he has a conscience, that is. What a dreadful death at the teeth of violent dogs...bless this woman's heart, and may she now be at peace.

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