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Pitbull put down after fatal attack in Bell County, Kentucky

Pitbull put down after fatal attack in Bell County, Kentucky

A Kentucky man was arrested after his two pit bulls killed a woman and injured her husband in his neighborhood on Christmas Eve.

It is unclear what drove the dogs to attack their neighbors, but experts say it's unlikely that pit bulls just turn bad.

A Kentucky woman was killed by two dogs in Bell County, and officials are now asking residents to keep an eye out for one of the animals, Lex18 reported.

As the attack unfolded on Sunday morning, Johnny's brother James Saylor, who lives next door, heard barking and quickly threw an object at the dogs to distract them long enough so he could get into the house.

Her husband was able to shoot both dogs, killing one.

One of the dogs died.

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Both animal control and the Bell County Sheriff's Department are looking for the brown Pitbull still out and about.

The other dog ran off. Johnny Saylor called 911 but Lorraine was pronounced dead at the scene.

The owner of the dogs, Johnny Dale Lankford, 42, had been in a local detention center after being charged Friday with domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment.

"She loved animals and every morning she would go out and put wild bird seed out on a metal roof of a little work shed they had there and feed then birds", said Steele.

It comes about a week after a 22-year-old Virginia woman was mauled by two of her pet pit bulls while she was going for a walk. "The ambulance kept trying to get him to go to the hospital but he wouldn't leave until I took her into our care", Steele said.

An autopsy of Lorraine's body will be conducted on Tuesday, according to Bell County Coroner Jay Steele.


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