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2 Pit Bulls Stabbed to Death by Owner Joseph Murray During Attack

| by Denise A Justin
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Two Pit Bulls attacked their owner, Joseph Murray, and two other people on Monday afternoon, June 3, in Glen Spey, causing Murray to stab them to death, New York state police told the Times Record Herald. Glen Spey is a hamlet in upstate New York located 70 miles northwest of New York City, near the Pennsylvania border.

Lieutenant Brian Shortall said Murray, 46, of 1132 Forestburgh Road, told state troopers that just before 3:30 p.m. his dogs got loose and went into a neighbor’s yard. When he went to get them, one of the Pit Bulls turned on him and bit him on the head several times and then on his arm and neck. The other dog also attacked him and two other residents of Murphy’s home.

Murphy said that he had to stab his dogs to death to stop the attack, according to the Washington Post.

Murphy was taken to Orange Regional Medical Center with severe bite wounds. He was later released. The two other victims were treated at Catskill Regional Medical Center.

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Lieutenant Shortall told reporters their investigation revealed that the dogs appeared to be cared for appropriately, and there was no evidence of dog fighting activities.

No charges were filed against Murray.

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Source: WSJ, Record Online