67-year-old Murrieta man dies due to complications of pit bull attack

MURRIETA – A 67-year-old Murrieta man died due to complications from an Oct. 14 pit bull attack at his home, the Riverside County Coroner’s Office reported today.

The agency said Edward Mitchell died at 11:11 p.m. Sunday at his home in the 24400 block of Tuscola Circle, where a nephew’s dog mauled the victim nearly two months earlier.

Mitchell and a pit bull named Shadow and two Chihuahuas were on the backyard patio when the attack occurred, animal control investigators said. Mitchell had been disciplining the dog when it turned on him, mauling his throat and groin, police Lt. Dennis Vrooman said.

According to a Press-Enterprise report, Mitchell was unable to speak afterward and could not say if the discipline he meted out was verbal or physical. A neighbor who heard the commotion called 911.

According to the newspaper, first-responders found flesh and blood throughout the patio area, and officers used two tranquilizer darts to subdue the 18-month-old, unneutered male dog. The owner later signed a release, police said, clearing the way for the dog to be euthanized.

4 Responses to "67-year-old Murrieta man dies due to complications of pit bull attack"

  1. snowbird04   December 9, 2010 at 9:48 am

    Stupid people + salacious media + lynch mentality = pit bull hysteria

    Using the words

  2. Mike   December 10, 2010 at 12:42 am

    There are lot’s of different breeds of dogs out there. People are drawn to Pit-Bulls because of their reputation. Just admit that the reason you own a pit-bull is because of the image. Let me guess….yours is named Harley? I don’t hate pit bulls. I love all dogs. It’s the idiots that make it a point to own one, because of their agressive nature, that I can’t stand!

  3. Missing Info   December 10, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    The uncle would discipline the dog by punching and kicking it… The owner was working during the day, while the uncle be a jerk to the dog. He got what he deserved….

  4. Mike   December 13, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Missing info? Is that the info that is missing on this story?? Sounds like we got everything we need to hear. Another Riverside White-Trash family with a Pit-Bull makes the headlines over an attack!! And, …this time the poor guy dies!! When will you people learn. They’re not pussy-cats!! I suppose it’s the old guys fault? Right? He wasn’t showing the dog respect??


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