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Pit bull mauls Oklahoma grandmother to death

Posted at 6:55 PM, Sep 27, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-27 18:55:14-04

by Jesse Wells

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – A 60-year-old Oklahoma woman has been mauled to death by a family pit bull.

The vicious animal attack took place Wednesday night at an apartment complex near N.W. 122nd St. and Penn. Ave.

The victim’s granddaughter came home to the absolutely horrific scene.

Nellie Davis recently moved in with her granddaughter following a heart transplant and subsequent illness.

“She had a long illness, from Mother’s Day until a month ago, and finally she had a chance to come home,” the victim’s husband, Cleveland Davis, Sr., said.

Wednesday night’s thunder storm apparently sparked a family Pit bull to turn violent and maul Davis to death.

“You know, I have a heavy heart. She’s always been there for me,” Cleveland Davis said.

“You have to understand, the scene was quite gruesome, OKC Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said. “The lady died a horrific death.” 

When police officers first arrived at the apartment complex, they struggled to contain the Pit bull.

“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,” Nelson said.

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