Legal-Bay Reports Breaking News in Tragic Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills 9-Year-Old Girl, Dog Owner Unlikely to Face Criminal Charges

Case Funding Firm says a horrific dog bite incident occurred on Sunday on Long Island when a 9-year-old girl was attacked and killed by a pit bull; questions arose as to whether or not the owner will face possible criminal charges, however, the Nassau district attorney said charges are unlikely because the dog was never deemed dangerous.

Nov 12, 2015, 05:00 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports today that a vicious and tragic dog bite incident occurred on Sunday on Long Island when a pit bull attacked and killed a 9-year-old girl. According to the NY Post, the little girl was playing with two friends in a backyard on Holland Ave in Elmont on Sunday around 10:30am when the pit bull "charged at her" and attacked her, "throwing her around like a rag doll." The girls screamed for help, but the dog wouldn't let go, even as neighbors and witnesses tried to help get the dog off of her. 911 was called, and when police responded to the call, the dog dropped the girl and charged at one of the officers – who fired three shots at the dog and killed him. According to the article and other news sources, the child was taken to Franklin Hospital, where she died several hours later. Witnesses describe a violent and horrific scene, and it is still unknown as to exactly why the dog charged and attacked the little girl. The other two girls were not injured. The owner of the dog was arrested on scene for an unrelated charge to this incident and later questioned about his dog. Additionally, the dog owner's father and uncle both made statements expressing confusion as to why or how this occurred, stating that the dog was friendly, gentle, and typically interacted well with people, suspecting that something must have "triggered" the dog – whose name was "Kane" (a 2-year-old pit bull). There were no prior complaints about the dog.

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The tragic incident sparked questions as to whether or not the dog's owner, Carlyle Arnold, would face criminal charges. However, the Nassau district attorney said criminal charges are unlikely and would be difficult to attain as the dog was never deemed a threat. Regardless, a wrongful death suit is likely to be filed shortly, as a little girl's life was lost in this horrific accident. Legal-Bay says that dog bite incidents can cause serious personal injury, and unfortunately, sometimes death. Dog owners should take notice that freak incidents can happen, and they should take any precautionary measures to ensure the safety of loved ones and neighbors.

Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the tragic dog bite incident and wrongful death, "This horrific tragedy underscores the need for dog owners to police their dogs. Dog bite cases are becoming more and more prevalent as we are seeing a substantial rise in lawsuit funding accidents for victims of serious dog bite injuries. Not only has an innocent child died of wrongful death, but now the dog owner will face scrutiny for an accident in which many people will want more answers to."    

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