Pit Bull Tears Off Owner's Hands, Likely Eats Them

56-year-old Connecticut woman brutally attacked

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 14, 2013 10:57 AM CST

(Newser) – The Connecticut Post describes it as "a scene out of a horror movie": On Monday morning, a pit bull attacked its 56-year-old owner so savagely her left arm was ripped off; Anne Murray also lost her other arm up to the elbow, and sustained many bite wounds. More gruesome still, and a police source says most of the woman's flesh and bone weren't found after the attack, indicating they were likely eaten by the dog, reports Greenwich Time. "Use your imagination as to what happened," says the source.

Drivers passing by Murray's Wilton, Conn., home apparently spotted the 2-year-old male dog, Tuxedo, in the street; one heard a cry for help, and phoned police; that marks the third time calls had been placed about the dog leaving Murray's property. Except in this case, Murray was found beneath a car in her driveway, where she was trying to take shelter from the animal. The dog was shot and killed; Murray is in the hospital in stable condition. She's unlikely to face any criminal charges, says a local police lieutenant, who calls it "an extremely unfortunate accident." He added that the dog was owned by one of Murray's adult sons, and that she cared for it when he wasn't home. "Why the dog turned on her, we don't know."

A pit bull is shown; this is not the one that attacked Murray.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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