According to family members, the mother attempted to protect the children who were killed in a pit bull attack in Memphis.
Two children were killed in Memphis, Tennessee when the family dog attacked them. The mother of those children is in the hospital after injuring herself while attempting to protect her children.
According to family and acquaintances, Kirstie Bennard, 30, tried to defend her children when two of the family’s pit dogs killed 5-month-old Hollace and 2-year-old Lillie last week.
WREG, a NewsNation station, met with a neighbor who is still in disbelief about the occurrence.
“It almost took me to tears.” It’s simply sad. It’s beyond my comprehension. “My heart goes out to everyone involved,” added the neighbor, who asked not to be recognized.
The family has kept the dogs without problem for almost eight years.
Colby, Kirstie’s husband, and the children’s father were not at home at the time of the attack. According to his uncle, Jeff Gibson, the mother did everything she could to protect her children throughout the 10-minute onslaught.