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    Dallas-area woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls

    IRVING, Texas — Police say a Dallas-area woman was mauled to death by her two pit bull terriers as she tried to feed them at a veterinary clinic where the dogs were in quarantine for a prior attack.

    Irving police said 33-year-old Johana Villafane of Irving was pronounced dead Saturday at a Dallas hospital.

    A police statement said Villafane was at the clinic Saturday morning to feed the dogs and was in an exercise area when they attacked her.

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    The aggressive dogs prevented medical personnel from quickly reaching Villafane. A police officer shot and killed both animals and the woman was taken to a hospital, where she died.

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    The statement didn’t describe the initial biting incident that caused the quarantining of the pit bulls.

    Associated Press