Lengthy Island girl mauled to demise by her pit bull

A 70-year-old Lengthy Island girl was killed after she was viciously attacked by her household’s pit bull in Albertson on Wednesday afternoon, in keeping with police.

Marina Verriest’s husband returned dwelling from work round 1 p.m. and found his spouse’s mutilated physique being dragged via the yard by their 7-year-old canine, in keeping with Nassau County Police and neighbors.

It’s not clear when the assault started, however police mentioned when the husband arrived, “the canine was nonetheless consuming on the physique.”

The husband instantly known as the police. Once they arrived, the canine turned and charged on the first officer on the scene, who opened fireplace, killing the canine.

EMS arrived and declared the sufferer useless.

The officer who shot the canine is receiving remedy within the hospital for trauma after seeing the carnage.

Verriest’s husband returned dwelling to seek out his spouse’s physique being dragged via their yard by their canine.
Dennis A. Clark
The body of 70 year old Marina Verriest is removed by the Nassu County Medical Examiner, The husband of the women mauled by their pitfall speaks with the NCPD as they investigate the scene where a man came home and found his 70 year old wife being mauled by the families pitbull in the backyard, he called 911 and when police arrived the dog turned to attack the police and one officer shot and killed the dog. The officer is in the hospital, according to the Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder
Verriest’s physique is faraway from her dwelling after the grotesque assault.
Dennis A. Clark

“The scene was fairly horrific. We don’t know what time the assault occurred however there was clearly lots of mutilation on the physique and the arm, the face, the legs,” Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder mentioned at a press convention.

“The officer noticed one thing that was very traumatic, we care for our officers and ensure they’re OK.”

The canine belonged to the couple’s stepson, who died in a motorbike accident a number of weeks in the past. The son had been residing at dwelling and police consider that the canine had been residing with the household for its entire life, Ryder mentioned.

“We don’t know what turned the canine or why the canine turned on the girl,” he mentioned. “There had been no earlier home calls to the house or calls concerning the canine.”

Police gathered at the scene of the fatal dog mauling.
Nassau County Police examine the Albertson scene.
Dennis A. Clark
Neighbors identified the victim as Marina Verriest, 70.
Marina Verriest was recognized by her neighbors on Terrace Courtroom.
Fb/Mariana Verriest

Police don’t consider there may be any criminality within the tragic incident.

Neighbors confirmed Verriest’s id to The Submit.

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