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

(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."

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Feb 2, 2014 1:35 PM CST
It's a pit bull. What else is new. He just wanted some fresh meat and got it.
mark oneal
Jan 4, 2014 2:24 AM CST
i have had a red nose pit for 8 years my wife has had a in home day care for last 6years and he has been with our grand kids and fingers up nose and ears and been worked over like a rag doll and never ever thought about biting look up all the little dogs that bit its alot more then pits so if you dont have one then you should watch what you say they are great dogs and when mine gone ill get another nothing wrong with the bread its the one who takes care of them
Ben Moore (eyepatchdude)
Dec 26, 2013 4:02 AM CST
How many thousands of Pits are out there that have never attacked anyone? And, in regards to Larry, How many millions of muslims are there that have never attacked anyone, and who would denounce terrorism if asked? How many irishmen never planted a bomb or blew up a car, and would denounce those actions.. You can't judge a breed, Religion, or any person based on the actions of a few.