A grandmother was brutally mauled to death by her granddaughter’s pit bull dog on Wednesday, weeks after moving in to her Oklahoma City home as she recovered from a heart transplant operation.
60-year-old Nellie Davis’ granddaughter found her dead, having suffered horrific injuries, as she returned home to the gruesome scene.
A fierce thunder storm had caused the dog to turn violent, wtvr.com reported. It turned on Davis, causing her horrific injuries that lead to her death.
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Tragic: 60-year-old Nellie Davis, left, was killed by her granddaughter’s pit bull dog (stock image)
As the family grieved, Davis’ husband, Cleveland Davis Sr, told the news site: ‘She had a long illness, from Mother’s Day until a month ago, and finally she had a chance to come home.’
‘I have a heavy heart,’ he added. ‘She’s always been there for me.’
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Officers first on the grisly scene struggled to contain the vicious pit bull, battling to contain it within the apartment complex.
‘The dog had broke the door so they couldn’t contain him to the kennel. They tried to wedge things in the door to keep the dog in,’ OKC Police Captain Dexter Nelson told kfor.com.
‘They were fearful the dog would attack while they were trying to investigate the scene.’
Officers were forced to put the animal down, which fellow residents said was one of two pit bulls living at the property.
As homicide detectives investigate Davis’ death her distraught husband, Cleveland, said he hoped his wife would be remembered for more than just her death
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‘I can tell you it’s not uncommon, issues with the dogs,’ neighbour Kenny Reeves said. ‘The cops had been called before for the dogs fighting.
‘Pit bulls need to be in the right setting; they can’t be kept in a cramped little bitty apartment,’ neighbor Kenny Reeves said.
As homicide detectives investigate Davis’ death her distraught husband said he hoped she would be remembered for more than just her death.
‘I really want everyone to know she was a strong lady and a proud lady,’ Mr Davis said. She never complained although she went through so much.’
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