(Trinidad Guardian) Another pit bull attack has claimed the life of an 11-year-old autistic boy at his home on Clovis Trace, Maraval, on Tuesday night. Jessie Boiselle was found dead in a ravine at the back of his house around 9 pm. Police said his brother, Dillon Boiselle, left the family’s home around 10 am on Tuesday and when he returned later in the afternoon found his younger brother had been mauled by their pit bull. Detectives said when they arrived at the scene, the dog, named “Damian,” which had attacked Jessie, attacked them. The officers shot and killed it. Two other dogs, not pit bulls, remained on the property up to late yesterday evening.
In an interview outside the family’s home yesterday neighbours said the boy had been mauled to death since earlier that day. “Nobody knows what really happened. Is only Jehovah, the dog and the child know what really went on, but that happened earlier,” a neighbour said. The neighbour said Jessie’s mother, father and grandfather were deceased. “Every day you could hear him (Jessie) bawling in the house. It is unjust. We, as a community, are responsible for his death,” she said. The neighbour claimed Jessie used to stay unattended for days. Relatives who were returning to the house refused to comment on Jessie’s death. Within the past year, one woman was mauled to death and several others were badly bitten by pit bulls.