Friday, January 10, 2020

CONWAY, ROCKCASTLE COUNTY KY - STATE POLICE SAY A PIT BULL IS THOUGHT TO HAVE FATALLY MAULED DONALD W. ABNER, 55, WHO WAS FOUND NEAR HIS TRUCK EARLY FRIDAY MORNING WITH BITES TO HIS HEAD AND FACE


https://www.wtvq.com/2020/01/10/man-dies-berea-dog-attack/ 

https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Man-fatally-attacked-by-dog-in-Rockcastle-County-566875091.html

(LEX 18) — Police say they will need autopsy results before being able to determine how a Rockcastle County man died in his home on Friday morning.

“They’ll be able to tell if it was a gun shot, a dog bite, or heart attack,” said Trooper Scottie Pennington of the Kentucky State Police.

KSP and Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call, which came at roughly 3:40 am. When they got to the home on Pug Lane of U.S. 25, they were met by an overly aggressive dog.

“In the interest of their safety and everyone in the neighborhood, they put the animal down,” Pennington said.

According to Pennington, the victim had dog bites on his face and head, but no one can say for certain if he was killed by those bite wounds. Pennington said the dog was well-fed, and appeared to be a healthy PIT BULL.

The Rockcastle County Coroner told LEX 18, that a female friend of the victim was inside the home at the time the 9-1-1 call was placed, and that the dog belonged to her. She was traumatized by the episode and taken to a nearby hospital for observation.

Autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog to determine a possible cause of death. In the case of the dog, investigators would like to know if   she  was infected with rabies, or any other potentially dangerous diseases.

Police will release the name of the victim once they have that information, and notify the man’s next of kin.

https://www.lex18.com/news/covering-kentucky/man-dies-after-being-mauled-by-dog-in-rockcastle-county?fbclid=IwAR2xwINgZw05CROvyHACkiVR58RuQD-qqQoGbS38s6Nwln8_QneHf0dyHI0


2020 DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -   1 adult

KY - 1


Girl friend Arrested for using Pit as weapon to Kill Man in back yard 


1) 1-10  Donald W. Abner - 55 -  Conway, Rockcastle County KY -  Police were called around 3:40am on Friday morning by neighbors who said there was a commotion in a yard nearby - One article reported that a girl friend of the victim who was staying with him at the home and owned the Pit Bull was standing near the body jumping on him and ordering the pit bull to attack him - Police were met by the very aggressive pit and they shot it to gain access to the victim - The woman was traumatized by the attack and was taken to a hospital for observation - The victim had bites on his head and face but autopsies will be conducted on both the victim and the dog - The woman was arrested for using a pit bull as a weapon against the man.



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