VIRGINIA — A 90-year-old lady, Margaret M. Colvin died in the hospital early Thursday morning from injuries suffered from being mauled by her pitbull Wednesday evening, according to a WVEC report.
Police were called around 7:30PM Wednesday evening by Colvin’s daughter, Linda, who had just purchased the 1-year-old pitbull for her mother. Linda purchased the dog for the bargain price of $20 off Craigslist.
Linda claims to have been playing outside with the new dog when her mother called for help from inside after falling down. Upon entering the home the dog rushed at the fallen woman and began biting her limbs and neck. Linda went as far as to try warding the dog off with a hammer, but to no avail.
In a statement issued regarding the incident, the shelter that cleared the dog for purchase claimed that it showed no signs of aggression while in their care and that “none of us could ever have seen this horrible event coming.”
The family intends to euthanize the dog which is currently in quarantine.
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