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