A Chicago man was found dead in his home earlier this month. It is believed that the victim, 56-year-old Johnny Wilson, was killed by a pack of dogs that lived in the house. Wilson’s daughter lived with him and found her father when she came home. The daughter was raising the dogs, which included at least four adults and two puppies.
Wilson was said to have suffered extensive head, chest and upper body injuries. The official cause of death was listed as hemorrhaging caused by the multiple bites.
A niece of Wilson’s, Tracy Wilson, was distraught to hear the news of her uncle’s passing.
“He’d give the shirt off his back, that’s just how he was,” she said.
Neighbors, such as Avantis Smith, were shocked to hear the news. Smith has lived in the neighborhood for 20 years and had seen Wilson walking the dogs in the past. Others believed that the father and daughter had good control over the dogs.
Animal behaviorist Suzanne Hetts believes that this attack might have been caused by the pack mentality that groups of dogs often have. She believes that when one dog acts the others can “jump in and do the same thing.”
The attorneys and staff at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Wilson.