Woman attacked, killed by pit bull

Updated: 12/13/2013 7:27 PM | Created: 12/13/2013 6:08 PM
By: Steve Mieczkowski,

A Valencia County woman was killed by a pit bull on Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. at the woman's home off Crawford Road in Jarales, just south of Belen.

According to the Valencia County Sheriff's Department, the woman's son came home and found his mother dead from the attack. He killed the dog immediately following the attack.

The sheriff's department says the woman owned a total of seven dogs and that she owned the dog that attacked her.

Valencia County Animal Control has taken the remaining dogs into custoday. It is unknown at the moment what will happen to those dogs.

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