No way am I starting a debate here on Pits. I love them, my kids have had them for years and my daughter has one now that is just the biggest ole' baby there is, unless she thinks someone is messing with HER family. But, any loyal dog will do that. I have a little Shihtsu that will tear your leg off if you come too close to me if I am in bed. Anyway, I haven't seen the entire story, but she was walking their two little dogs and this PB broke off of the LOG chain that was securing it, and killed one of the dogs and the old lady. So sad. Dog was put to sleep, of course, but the red flag here was the LOG chain. Feel sorry for everyone concerned, really, as people who think they are being cool having a dog like that is now probably going to go to prison!! And, the victims family lost a loved one in a totally senseless incident.