4 Year Old Boy Killed By Pit Bull- Families Worst Nightmare

4 Year Old Boy Killed By Pit Bull- Families Worst Nightmare
Original Story Source:
Oct. 31, 2019, 6:49 PM EDT / Source: TODAY
By Scott Stump

A 4-year-old boy was killed when a 60-pound pit bull attacked him in his family’s home in Michigan.

A Michigan family was watching a pit bull and experienced its “worst nightmare.”  Watching the pit bull led to a 4-year-old boy being mauled to death in their home.

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

Benjamin Cobb, 4, was pronounced dead of his injuries at a local hospital after being attacked by a pit bull in his family's Michigan home.
Benjamin Cobb, 4, was pronounced dead of his injuries at a local hospital after being attacked by a pit bull in his family’s Michigan home. gofundme

The police responded to a 911 call by Halterman’s 14-year-old daughter.  They arrived on the scene and found the boy being attacked by the dog. They saw that the animal had a stab wound. They reported the wound was from Halterman trying to get the dog to release her son.

Halterman also had cuts on her hands and fingers which required 20 stitches, according to police.

Police had to use a Taser on the dog. The dog was a 60-pound pit bull the family was watching. They reported that it ran out of the house.  According to police, The dog was taken to a local veterinarian and euthanized.

Credit for Original Story: https://www.today.com/parents/4-year-old-boy-mauled-death-pit-bull-his-home-t166128

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