Pit Bull Mauls and Kills Pregnant California Woman, Darla Napora

A pregnant woman was killed on August 11, 2011, in her Pacifica home, by one of her own pit bulls, police reported. Pacifica is a seaside village south of San Francisco, CA.

"We investigate hundreds of dog attacks every year but I've never seen anything like this in 13 years," said Scott Delucchi, spokesman for Peninsula Humane Society, which serves San Mateo County.

Pacifica police officers reported that they found 32-year-old Darla Napora lying on the floor in the front room, not breathing and totally unresponsive, when they arrived at the home on Reina Del Mar Avenue at approximately 12:15 p.m. Pacifica police officers performed CPR before San Mateo County paramedics and the Pacifica Fire Department arrived and pronounced her dead at the scene.

The pregnant-woman’s husband said that he came home from work and found the couple’s two-year-old male pit bull covered in blood and hovering over his wife's mauled body.  Reuters reports that Naporo had massive trauma to her upper body, according to Police Capt. Dave Bertini.

When police arrived, Napora's husband told them the dog was secured in a back room of the residence, but the pit bull broke free and approached the officers and first responders while they were attempting to revive the victim. Officers shot the dog three times, killing it.

According to Reuters, a second pit bull was found cowering in a corner and may be returned to the owner by Peninsula Humane Society if it is determined by an examination of stomach contents that it was not implicated in the attack.

The dogs were not spayed or neutered and KCTV reports dog behaviorist Beverly Ulbrich said that the two-year-old male might have been trying to protect the couple’s other dog, a younger female pit bull. http://www.kctv5.com/story/15255135/pit-bull-kills-pregnant-woman


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