Saturday, August 13, 2011

Pregnant Woman Killed by Family’s Pit Bull

August 12, 2011 - According to reports a pregnant woman was mauled and killed by the family’s pit bulls.

According to Pacifica Police Department Capt. Dave Bertini the husband of Darla Norpa age 32 found his pregnant wife’s body and called police on Thursday. Greg Norpa stated to police that he had come home from work at approximately noon and found the family’s pit bulls bloody and standing over his wife’s mauled body.

According to Capt. Bertini rescue personnel arriving on the scene found Darla Norpa unresponsive in a front room of the home and found her to have massive trauma to the upper body. Greg Norpa told police that the pit bull that attacked his wife was confined in a room and was a two year old male, named Gunner. A second pit bull was trembling in a corner.

One of the pit bulls escaped into the front yard, where officers shot it three times and both of the pit bulls were transported to Peninsula Humane Society. They are the animal control services for San Mateo County and spokesman Scott Delucchi said that Friday there would be a necropsy to retrieve the bullets from the dog. The stomach contents and tissue samples would also be done to establish if the pit bull was involved in the attack.

Delucchi stated that tissue samples would also be taken from the second pit bull to see if it was also involved and if not it could be returned to Greg Nopa. He also said that he has lost his wife and unborn child, along with the one pet, this dog is all he has left.

According to Delucchi for the past 13 years they have investigated all types of dog attacks, but have never investigated one like this. He said that at this point they believe one of the pit bulls was involve and the other was not. The dog bite attorneys at Ehline Law Firm PC reminds people that pitbulls are inherently dangerous animals. To learn more, contact us at 1999 S. Bascom Ave. #700 Campbell, CA 95008 USA Phone: +408.940.3996.

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