On Sunday, January 20, 2008, 24-year-old Kelli Chapman of Longville, Louisiana, was killed by the two pit bulls that belonged to her and her husband. Upon his return from work that night, he found her on the floor of their bedroom, where she had died of bite trauma and blood loss.
Louisiana has a dog bite statute that imposes strict liability provided that the victim proves negligence on the part of the dog owner. This is neither real strict liability nor the English one-bite rule. The lowest death toll from fatal dog attacks in 2007 was in the strict liability states.