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Pit bull likely ate owner's hands
sfgate ^ | November 14, 2013 | Frank Juliano and Wes Duplantier

Posted on 11/14/2013 2:52:59 PM PST by Mount Athos

Two days after a dog bit off a woman's hand and her other arm, sources said her hands were likely eaten. And police said they had been to her home in the past for problems with the same dog.

Wilton's animal control officer had been called to the home of 65-year-old Anne Murray twice, both times on complaints that the pit bull had roamed off the property, police Lt. Don Wakeman said Wednesday.

Police have also come to Murray's home several times to arrest her 26-year-old son, Ian, according to state court records. Ian Murray was given a five-year suspended sentence after he was found guilty of a 2005 robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. He was also found guilty of violating his probation in 2010 in connection with that case.

On Monday morning, a town police officer shot and killed the dog in the driveway of the home after it attacked Anne Murray.

Wakeman declined to comment on whether the 2-year-old pit bull, Tuxedo, had eaten the victim's limbs, but another law enforcement source said that most of the flesh and bone the animal ripped from the victim was not recovered at the scene. "Use your imagination as to what happened,'' the source said.

Murray lost all of one arm and the other up to the elbow in the attack, and suffered bite wounds all over her body, police said. Passing motorists saw the dog in the street and stopped to call 911. Murray was found under a car in her driveway, trying to shield herself from further attack.

Murray is recovering from her injuries at Norwalk Hospital, where her son, Matthew Murray, said Tuesday night that she was awake and hopeful of a full recovery.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: criminals; dogofpeace; maul; pitbull; pitbulls
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1 posted on 11/14/2013 2:52:59 PM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Mount Athos

Bad dog!!


2 posted on 11/14/2013 2:56:20 PM PST by steerpike100
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To: Joe 6-pack

Ouch!


3 posted on 11/14/2013 2:57:40 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Mount Athos

9-1-1? I had to dial with my nose. I can no longer hand-le my dog. Please send help.


4 posted on 11/14/2013 2:58:20 PM PST by TomGuy (.)
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To: Mount Athos

Sounds like this police dog-shooting was fully justified.

“Murray is recovering from her injuries at Norwalk Hospital, where her son, Matthew Murray, said Tuesday night that she was awake and hopeful of a full recovery.”

How do you “fully recover” after your pit bull has eaten an arm and a half?


5 posted on 11/14/2013 2:58:22 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Mount Athos

Words cannot express how horrified I am by this poor woman’s ordeal.


6 posted on 11/14/2013 2:58:35 PM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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>> And police said they had been to her home in the past for problems with the same dog

So how many people on that block are walking around without limbs?


7 posted on 11/14/2013 2:58:55 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Mount Athos

Was it part piranha?


8 posted on 11/14/2013 3:00:21 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Mount Athos; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; shove_it; TrueKnightGalahad; Cincinatus' Wife; ..
Re: Pit bull likely ate owner's hands

Sound to me, Cornfed, like what Obamacare... is doing to Obama--

But it is Barack's ears and ass... that are getting chomped!

Well said, Duckman... well, said.

9 posted on 11/14/2013 3:01:02 PM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Mount Athos
Murray is recovering from her injuries at Norwalk Hospital, where her son, Matthew Murray, said Tuesday night that she was awake and hopeful of a full recovery.

Not likely unless she expects to grow back both hands and part of her arms.

People are so clueless sometimes.

10 posted on 11/14/2013 3:02:24 PM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of faith....)
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To: Mount Athos
Unlock your tiny jaw and run away

And bring my hand back with you

Where it came from on that day

11 posted on 11/14/2013 3:02:41 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Mount Athos

pit bulls are a peaceful and loving dog breed.


12 posted on 11/14/2013 3:02:48 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Mount Athos

the ones that fed him


13 posted on 11/14/2013 3:02:58 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Mount Athos

Owner has obviously made the pit mean. By nature they are gentle and never attack people or other dogs. Sarc


14 posted on 11/14/2013 3:04:19 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Mount Athos

It is a mystery to me...Why does anyone, other then some goon in the hood, own or want one of these vile disgusting dogs?
I know, some FReeper with one will chime in and say that his/her dog is the sweetest animal on earth BS.


15 posted on 11/14/2013 3:04:25 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Arthurio

And don’t forget it’s always the owners fault.
A good owner always means a well behaved pitbull.


16 posted on 11/14/2013 3:05:04 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Mount Athos

17 posted on 11/14/2013 3:05:33 PM PST by EEGator
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To: AlexW

You can say the same about any breed of dog.

It’s not the dog, it’s how the dog is raised.


18 posted on 11/14/2013 3:05:35 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Mount Athos

This is `why we run over pit-bull every chance we get and/or arrange for a free anti-freeze cocktail. Biker gang(s) in OR/WA hunt them down after one attacked a biker and caused an accident. Kill ‘em all !


19 posted on 11/14/2013 3:07:26 PM PST by AKinAK (Keep your powder dry pilgrim.)
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To: Mount Athos
Proud to say that this was my very first posted atory at FR outside of hosting the Glenn Beck TV thread.

Jack Russell Terrier eats Michigan man's toe and saves his life
20 posted on 11/14/2013 3:07:33 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mount Athos

Don’t be too hard on her. She was just giving her sweet, harmless dog a hand...or two.


21 posted on 11/14/2013 3:07:35 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Mount Athos
Police have also come to Murray's home several times to arrest her 26-year-old son, Ian, according to state court records. Ian Murray was given a five-year suspended sentence after he was found guilty of a 2005 robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. He was also found guilty of violating his probation in 2010 in connection with that case.

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What a surprise that the dog was also a problem.

22 posted on 11/14/2013 3:09:17 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GeronL
Yep, when was the last time a cocker spaniel bit somebodies arm off?
23 posted on 11/14/2013 3:10:10 PM PST by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Mount Athos

OK, I think it was good the cops shot this dog. The poor woman.


24 posted on 11/14/2013 3:14:33 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Mount Athos
she was awake and hopeful of a full recovery.

Except for the piano recitals, won't be doing those again anytime soon. Plenty of time to work at the pit bull rescue shelter though.

25 posted on 11/14/2013 3:15:16 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: skeeter

You and I seem to think alike on this.


26 posted on 11/14/2013 3:15:41 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: TomGuy; familyop

911? Help my dog attacked me. Can you give me a hand?


27 posted on 11/14/2013 3:16:39 PM PST by Rennes Templar (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: Mount Athos

Your dog will eat you. Your cat will eat you. Your hamster or gerbil will eat you. Hell, your fish will eat you if you venture into their habitat.


28 posted on 11/14/2013 3:17:32 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: GeronL

“It’s not the dog, it’s how the dog is raised.”
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Sorry, I am not buying that line.
If that were true, it would apply to all breeds.
I have quite a few dogs around me that have no owner.
None of them so much as sneer or growl at people.
Anytime I hear of a dog incident in the US, it most often involves a Pit Bull, or as the blacks call them, pibulls, the favorite dog of boys in the hood.


29 posted on 11/14/2013 3:17:55 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Mount Athos

Where is Chet99 when you need him?


30 posted on 11/14/2013 3:18:45 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: AlexW

I was bit by a miniature Pomeranian today, those dogs are mean.

The pit bull comforted me.

The idea that all pit bulls are aggressive killing machines is just stupid.


31 posted on 11/14/2013 3:20:15 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

“You can say the same about any breed of dog.”


BS unless I have missed all the Labradoodle attacks on humans every week.

The dog has the muscle structure and temperament to be a killer in the hands of a bad owner.

It takes a ton of abuse to get other breeds to this level of viciousness.

I know there are always exceptions but the vast majority of pit bull owners I know are little guys (physically or mentally) and trying to compensate.


32 posted on 11/14/2013 3:20:24 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: GeronL

Don’t waste your time, when it comes to Pit Bulls they think like liberals and guns. it’s always the guns fault not the person that pulled the trigger, and with pits it’s always the breed, not the humans that bred them.


33 posted on 11/14/2013 3:20:26 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Vulgar and uncouth. Can’t help myself.


34 posted on 11/14/2013 3:21:09 PM PST by skeeter
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To: GeronL
You can say the same about any breed of dog. It’s not the dog, it’s how the dog is raised.

Except if this goon had had a Bassett Hound and raised it exactly the same way, his poor ol' Ma would very, very probably still have her hands. :^)

Note: I am AGAINST breed banning. But even so, I know that really, it's a lot more "about" the breed than the owner.

35 posted on 11/14/2013 3:21:26 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: GeronL
You can say the same about any breed of dog. It’s not the dog, it’s how the dog is raised.

Yeah, I can't tell you often i hear how the schnauzer killed a baby, or how the labrador ripped off arms and the Poodles are relentless for ripping throats...

36 posted on 11/14/2013 3:25:51 PM PST by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: Finny

Knuckles, the nicest dog we ever owned. Sure he's a hundred pound handful, spoiled rotten, still acts like a puppy and wants to make friends with everyone, but we love him.

37 posted on 11/14/2013 3:26:03 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Rennes Templar

lol


38 posted on 11/14/2013 3:26:13 PM PST by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: skeeter

That song popped into my head the moment that I read her name.


39 posted on 11/14/2013 3:26:35 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Mount Athos

Eating the hands that feed you.


40 posted on 11/14/2013 3:26:36 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: EEGator

At lest Ann Murray still has he voice box.


41 posted on 11/14/2013 3:26:54 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Fawn

because we all know that every Pit Bull kills people every single day

seriously, get a grip people

SUV’s drive themselves and commit suicides too


42 posted on 11/14/2013 3:27:18 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: luvbach1

At least Ann Murray has her voice box. Sorry for my haste.


43 posted on 11/14/2013 3:27:40 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Mount Athos
hopeful of a full recovery

Except for those missing limbs of course. I don't think she'll recover those.

44 posted on 11/14/2013 3:28:12 PM PST by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: Mastador1
...when it comes to Pit Bulls they think like liberals and guns....

{^) LOLOL! Stop! Yer killin' me!!

Yeah, as if it's not thinking like a liberal to assume just a whole lotta doggy racism in these pit bull threads! These poor pit bulls are just misunderstood!

And it's sure not like a liberal to assign the same characteristics to an inanimate weapon that works only with human guidance, to a dog with a mind of its own that has can be just as lethal as a gun.

45 posted on 11/14/2013 3:29:20 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: GeronL

That’s very sweet, really. But it doesn’t change the fact that if the goon hood son had had a basset hound or a toy poodle or an Irish Setter and raised it exactly the same way he raised that pit bull, his mom would very, very, very probably still have her hands. :^)


46 posted on 11/14/2013 3:31:21 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Mount Athos
At least the cops didn't shoot the dog.

At least as I can read in the article although he seems to have lost his head. And I agree with the dog owner's comments in the piece saying any dog can be taught to be as mean. Just the other day I saw a Chihuahua wolf down somebody’s complete leg.

47 posted on 11/14/2013 3:33:24 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: GeronL

If that is a Pitbull, just wait till he eats a kid....you MIGHT think twice.


48 posted on 11/14/2013 3:37:44 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

He is the nicest dog, and he is a dog not some kind of monster, that there ever was. When he was younger I wrestled with him. I was his chew toy. It was fun.

I was bit by a miniature pomeranian today. lol


49 posted on 11/14/2013 3:39:30 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: familyop
Don’t be too hard on her. She was just giving her sweet, harmless dog a hand...or two.

Finger food?

50 posted on 11/14/2013 3:41:06 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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