Dog kills N.Y. woman, injures her sister

Monday, October 9, 2006

AIRMONT, N.Y. -- A pit bull attacked its dog-sitters, killing one woman and injuring her sister.

Jeannine Fusco, 44, was attacked Saturday in the garage of her home in Airmont, in Rockland County, police said. She was bitten in the head and throat, Ramapo police Detective Lt. Brad Weidel told The Journal News.

Fusco's sister, Valerie Wall, 43, was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, N.Y., for bites on her leg and hand and was released.

Police said they found the pit bull in the sisters' backyard and killed it.

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