London, Feb 9: A middle-aged woman in Britain was killed before her five children while trying to prevent the family dog from attacking them.
Petite Cassandra Smith, 49, of Warwickshire leapt in to fight off the frenzied Alsatian when it went for daughters Charlotte, 28, and Annette, 26. But the dog flew at her and sank its jaws into her face and throat, the Sun reported Thursday.
Her five terrified children — including Shelley, 25, Kayleigh, 21, and Jayson, 30 – helplessly looked on screaming in horror.
As their mom lay in a pool of blood in the living room of their flat, the children somehow managed to escape and knock on a neighbour’s door for help.
A neighbour later found the three-year-old dog who the lady had bought only six months ago “chewing her face”.