Indiana man mauled to death by his pit bull on Christmas Day
Eddie Cahill was mauled to death by his pit bull named Fat Boy on Christmas Day. Cahill’s wife, who said they never had a problem with the dog, found his body in the evening when she returned from visiting with her family.
BY: David Harding
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Saturday, December 27, 2014, 10:40 AM
A dog owner has been mauled to death by his pit bull on Christmas Day. Eddie Cahill, from Portage, Ind., was apparently killed by one of his eight-year-old dogs, Fat Boy, reports WGNtv.com. The 40-year-old owner was found at home by his wife Bianca Rodriguez. She had been spending the day with her family but returned home around 5pm. She found Fat Boy with blood in his mouth and Cahill, whose body was on the living room floor, covered in dog bites. Animal control officers were called and after the dog was tasered to get it under control, Fat Boy was then euthanized at the request of the family. The couple had another dog called Keylo.
The family say that had given Fat Boy bones for Christmas and the death was a freak accident. Rodriguez said the family had never before had problems with the dog but in a police report the responding officer wrote that Cahill had been told to euthanise the dog because it was violent and unpredictable. But Rodriguez told WGNtv.com that was not true. “They were playful dogs,” she said. “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 the dogs.”