Wow, this is really awful: 32-year-old pregnant Darla Napora was found by her husband dead on her living room floor in Pacifica, California, having been bitten dozens of times by her pit bull terrier. Police then shot the pit bull dead as it tried to leave the family’s backyard. More details of the tragedy after the jump…


(DailyMail)–A pregnant woman was found by her husband in her home mauled to death by one of their pet pit bull terriers.

Darla Napora, 32, was bitten dozens of times and found covered in blood outstretched on their living room floor in Pacifica, California.

Police say the two-year-old unneutered pit bull believed to be responsible was hovering around the woman, who had major injuries to her upper body and face.

‘The husband stated that when he got home, at about noon, he found his wife with their pit bull hovering over her.’

Police shot the blood covered animal dead as it tried to escape from the back garden whilst officers conducted their investigation.

‘The last thing we wanted to happen was for the dog to get out and start attacking bystanders or be loose in the neighborhood,’ Bertini said.

‘So as soon as the dog got out of the backyard, the decision was immediately made to put that dog down and that’s why the dog was shot three times by two officers on scene.’

Locals had strong reactions to Mrs Napora’s death and many said they didn’t know the couple had dogs as they hadn’t seen them outside.

Neighbour Tom Lujan believes pit bulls are dangerous: ‘I wouldn’t have one, and I wouldn’t want my family around one,’ he said.

The Napora’s next door neighbour surprisingly said the dogs had always been well behaved.

‘We shared a fence with them and if our dogs were barking at each other she’d call them off and they’d back off. They responded very well.’

For Greg Napora the tragic attack came out of the blue as they had had the dog since it was a puppy.

Police said there were no prior problems at the household and no reason to expect the dog attack.

‘Eventually we’re going to find out if there’s anything physically or medically wrong with the dog that may have caused this attack,’ Bertini said.

The couple owned another 6-year-old pit bull who has been spayed.

The other dog was taken to the Peninsula Humane Society for examination although Police do not believe the other pit bull had anything to do with the attack.

An autopsy for the woman and a necropsy for the dog were scheduled for Friday.

It is unknown how far along Darla was with her pregnancy.