A 75-year-old Queens woman was apparently mauled to death, and her son attacked, early Monday by one of her dogs, police said.
The woman, Louise Herminda, was found just before 1 a.m. inside her Long Island City home with trauma to her upper torso, police said.
She was taken to NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Her 39-year-old special-needs son was also attacked and suffered trauma to his lower left leg. He was taken to the same hospital in stable condition.
The English Mastiff was taken to Animal Care Centers of NYC’s Manhattan facility, a representative said, but could not comment further due to the legal status of the case.
The dog, which is male, was adopted from an ACC facility in 2011 but not by Herminda, according to a source at ACC. At the time he was adopted, the dog was under a year old, the source said.
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