Infant Daughter Alive in Mom's Arms After Killings at Pit Bull Breeding Farm

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A 2-month-old girl and a 2-year-old girl miraculously survived a three-person massacre at a pot and pit bull breeding farm. A man coming to pick up a pit bull found the older girl sitting alone on some steps. He then made the horrific discovery of the little girl's mother shot dead -- with her infant girl still in her arms. Two men were also found killed. Authorities have ruled out a murder/suicide and say that the farm was most likely used to breed pit bulls for fighting. Marijuana was apparently also being grown on the premises, and $95,000 worth of the plant was found.

You have to wonder what the motive here was -- if so much valuable pot was found left behind. Doesn't sound like a robbery. Revenge?

Authorities say that homes are now being looked for for the dogs -- there were around 70 of them. The poor dogs will have an uphill battle finding good homes. It's difficult enough to find homes for pit bulls, but add in the fact that they may have been trained for fighting, and what kind of home would want them except the awful kind? Hopefully some good-hearted souls who have experience with this breed will be able to step up.

Whoever killed the three adults also spared the children, who are now with their grandparents. I can't imagine what they must have witnessed. The 2-month-old was reportedly found still cradled in her mom's arms. What did that mother go through, knowing she would be killed, and holding tight to her baby?

Of course, we can judge. We can say, Why would this mother put her children in harm's way and put them on a pot and pit bull breeding farm?! It's a good question. But I don't know her history. I don't know what she grew up with or what choices or lack of choices she may have had.

It's a miracle the kids survived, and hopefully now they -- plus the dogs -- will find better lives than the ones they've had so far.

What do you think could have happened here?


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LostS... LostSoul88

The two men were the children's father and grandfather. the children are with their grandma and safe and unharmed. It's drug deal gone bad probably. I am thankful that the children were spared but they could have easily have died if no one came to the place. I hope they find the person/people involve. 

nonmember avatar kaerae

They're with the grandma? Wow, I hope she wasn't married to the grandpa who was dealing pot. Sounds like this is a case where they'd be better off without family. And, yes, it sounds like a drug deal gone bad...

LeeshaE LeeshaE

Probably got taken out by the competition that's a descent size grow operation.

Sirena Robinson

The title makes it sound like it was a dog attack. This had NOTHING to do with the poor animals.

Cheri Bearcat

Title is very misleading! It makes it sound as if "Pit Bulls" were to blame! Poor kids, can't even imagine what they went through. Probably happened because of drugs!

Vegeta Vegeta

Ugh why do bad people have to own pittys and pot! They're the ones constantly giving them a bad rap. When I get a bigger house I'm gonna adopt as many pits as the neighborhood allows.

kiriis kiriis

What does this have to do with pitts?

Alyssa Moore

I agree with other commenters, the title of this article is very misleading. And I feel like it was done intentionally.

Nycti... Nyctimene

Hmmm..over 70 'fighting trained' pitbulls and not one touched the little girl in the hours and hours she was there. Perhaps they're not all hell beasts? ;-)

tesscat tesscat

^^^ what nyctimene said. pitties that are bred for fighting can totally be rehablilitated into loving pets. and i agree that the title is VERY misleading. this story has nothing to do with the pit bulls.


on a related note, i hope those children are well taken care of. i can't imagine being that young and witnessing what they did...

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