75-year-old wo­man dies af­ter be­ing at­tacked by dog she adopted

Cape Breton Post - - WORLD -

NEW YORK — Au­thor­i­ties say a 75-year-old New York City wo­man has died and her autis­tic son has been in­jured af­ter they were at­tacked by a dog she had re­cently adopted. WABC says the wo­man had planned to re­turn the dog, a mas­tiff, to a shel­ter on Mon­day be­cause of its ag­gres­sive ten­den­cies. The TV sta­tion re­ported that the wo­man and her 39-year-old son were at­tacked af­ter mid­night Mon­day in Queens. Po­lice say Louise Her­mida was pro­nounced dead at a hos­pi­tal. An au­topsy will be done to de­ter­mine the cause of death. Her son was in sta­ble con­di­tion with a leg in­jury.

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