Indiana man mauled to death by his pit bull on Christmas Day

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
Saturday, December 27, 2014, 10:40 AM


Facebook Eddie Cahill and his wife, Bianca Rodriguez. Cahill was mauled to death by one of the family’s dogs, a pit bull named Fat Boy.


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 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.


Cahill’s family said the dog was never a problem, but a police report said the dog was “violent and unpredicatable.”


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 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.”