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Terry, Mississippi – Girl Killed by Pit Bull Owned by Family Member

By Jay Foster, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
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Six year old Anastasia Bingham of Terry, Mississippi was on her way home from a friend’s house when she was attacked by an unrestrained pit bull that was kept in a doghouse behind one of the neighborhood homes. When emergency help arrived, the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tragically, the pit bull that attacked and killed the girl appears to be a dog belonging to a distant cousin of the family. Anastasia’s grandfather, Willie Bingham, said that the family would press charges whether the owner is a relative or not.

Hinds County, Mississippi recently made its vicious dog ordinance tougher, making it illegal for felons to own dangerous dogs and requiring that such dogs be confined at all times. Malcolm McMillin, the Hinds County Sheriff, has said that the attack is under investigation and that if any law was violated that resulted in the death of the little girl, the county would bring charges against the dog’s owners.

You can read more details of the tragic death of Anastasia Bingham at Authorities continue search for vicious pit bull.