INDIANA (WITI) — A sad story out of Indiana: A pit bull mauled his owner to death on Christmas Day.
FOX6’s sister station WGN reports 40-year-old Eddie Cahill was at home on Thursday, December 25th with his two eight-year-old dogs “Fat Boy and Keylo.”
Cahill’s wife was spending the day with her family. When she returned home, WGN reports she found Fat Boy with blood on his mouth, and Cahill dead in the living room — covered in dog bites.
The dog was taken to the humane society, where officials had to use a taser to get the dog under control. The dog was euthanized on Friday, December 26th, at the request of the family.
WGN reports the family says they had given the dog bones for Christmas, and they call what happened a freak accident.
A police report shows Cahill’s wife told a responding officer she had warned her husband to have the dog euthanized because it was violent and unpredictable, but she now says that’s not true.
“They were playful dogs. One slept with the girls and the other slept with me and my husband. I don’t want people to think bad of pit bulls. It was a freak accident. He loved those dogs,” Cahill’s wife told WGN.