Keira Ladlow was killed by a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross.
The dog had been adopted by her brother to improve her mental health problems.
“I feel responsible, even though there was nothing I could have done that day,” said Ladlow’s brother.
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A 21-year-old British woman was beaten to death by a dog her brother adopted to help her with her mental health problems.
Keira Ladlow, who suffered from an unstable personality disorder, was found dead at her brother’s home in Birmingham, England after a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross attacked her.
Kayden Barrett, Ladlow’s brother, told the Birmingham Coroners’ Court that when he returned home from work on February 5, 2021, he found his “lifeless” sister “covered in blood” with the dog named Gucci on the lounge floor. crouch in the corner, “reported the BBC.
“I panicked and didn’t know what to do. I always protected her. I feel responsible even though I couldn’t have done anything that day,” said Barrett.
Barrett told the court that the dog “settled in” well and bonded with him and his sister. But the night before the incident, his sister said she feared the dog would bite her. Barrett said he dismissed her concerns because he thought they were the result of her not taking her medication.
In a statement, West Midlands police said neighbors reported that they barked a dog and a woman ran up the stairs between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. The dog was taken away by the authorities and put to sleep.
Birmingham deputy coroner Rebecca Ollivere said “no one will ever know what caused the tragic postponement of events that day,” adding that it was right to euthanize the dog.
A Gofundme page was organized in February after the incident by Ladlow’s cousin Neyve Walsh.
“Keira was a warm, gentle and kind hearted lady who loved all animals. Ironically, the animal she worked hard for would take her life in such unfathomable ways,” it says on the donation page.
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