Morgan Crayton, by her 92-pound pit bull, 31
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David Carson
2019-11-14 21:09:10 UTC

Hampton woman dies after being attacked by her own dog
by: Taylor O'Bier, Marielena Balouris
Posted: Sep 29, 2019 / 10:06 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 1, 2019 / 08:47 AM EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A 31-year-old woman has died after being
attacked by her own dog in her backyard Sunday evening.

Hampton police said in a news release an emergency call came from a
home in the 100 block of Powhatan Parkway around 5 p.m. Sunday.

When officers arrived, they found Morgan Crayton with serious
injuries. She was transported to a local hospital for treatment, but
police announced Monday that she died from her injuries.

Another woman, a 68-year-old family member, was also bitten by the dog
during the incident, police said.

The woman was trying to render first aid to the victim when she was
bitten, but police said her injuries are not life-threatening.

Police said Crayton was in her backyard with multiple dogs from the
home when the attack happened.

“I knew something really bad was happening. It was a different
scream,” said Rachel Farrow, a neighbor who rushed to help. “There was
a lot of yelling and screaming and you know we ran over to help and
the dog had kind of attacked her and left her on the side, in the
backyard. It was very traumatic.”

“I just feel terrible for the family,” said neighbor Tiffany Thomas.

The 92-pound pit bull was removed from the home and is in custody of
Hampton Animal Control where the it will be held in quarantine for 10
days before it is euthanized, according to police.

Stay with WAVY.com for the latest developments.

The Facebook page below shows that the victim checked herself into the
emergency room on 22 July with a dog bite on her arm.

Terry del Fuego
2019-11-16 13:45:29 UTC


A former Marine has been charged with murdering his parents after he
turned himself in to police wearing a bloodied shirt and confessed to
killing them and two family dogs.

Jacob Daniel Price entered the lobby of the Crestview Police
Department building in the early hours of Wednesday morning with blood
on his shirt, the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said in a news
release. The 30-year-old arrived shortly after 4 a.m. and told
officers that he had shot his mother and father as well as two family
dogs at their home, the sheriff's office said.

Deputies from the sheriff's office went to Price's residence on Equine
Drive, which is located north of Crestview, Florida. They found
Price's parents Jolene Price, 51, and 56-year-old Robert Price dead
inside the master bedroom of the house.

Both of them appeared to have sustained gunshot wounds to the head,
the Northwest Florida Daily News reported, citing the arrest report.

Two dead dogs were also found at the house as well as two German
Shepherds who were not harmed. One of the dead dogs was found in the
bed with the victims while the other was dead on the dining room
floor, the Daily News reported. Both appeared to have been shot.

The two German shepherds were handed over to the Panhandle Animal
Welfare Society (PAWS). A family member will be taking the surviving
dogs in, according to the Daily News. Newsweek has contacted PAWS for
further comment.

Price has been charged with two counts of premeditated murder and two
counts of aggravated animal cruelty, the sheriff's office said.
Autopsies on Jolene Price and Robert Price will be carried out by the
First Judicial Circuit Medical Examiner's Office, according to the
sheriff's office.

Sheriff's deputies said the motive for the incident is still being
investigated. Price had been living at the residence with his parents
at the time they were killed, sheriff's office spokeswoman Michele
Nicholson said, according to the Daily News.

He served as a field radio operator in the U.S. Marine Corps from 2009
until 2013, the newspaper reported, and was deployed abroad twice
between 2010 and 2011 under Operation Enduring Freedom, the U.S.
government's official name for the war on terror in response to the
September 11 attacks.

But a Marine Corps spokeswoman told the Daily News that he left while
still at the rank of private because the character of his service was
"incongruent" with the standards expected by the Marine Corps.

Newsweek has contacted the Marine Corps for further comment.