On June 15, 2009, two pit bulls killed Justin Clinton, 10, a resident of Kilgore, Texas. The dogs and the boy were on public property. A motorist saw the dogs dragging the boy along the side of a road. The child was pronounced dead later that day. Details are not known at this time, but this post will be revised as more is learned.
Justin is the USA’s 16th canine-inflicted human fatality in 2009. Texas is the nation’s leader in fatal dog attacks. It is a one-bite state.