Woman, 91, Attacked by Own Dog, Dies

A 91-year-old Connecticut woman has died of bite wounds inflicted when her own dog attacked her at home, authorities said.

Stella Antanantis, of Stratford, died Tuesday at Bridgeport Hospital, a hospital spokesman told the Connecticut Post. She had been in critical condition since the attack on Friday.

Police said the woman had owned the dog, a keeshond mix, for eight years. They are trying to determine why the dog attacked.

Police said the woman was able to dial 911 for help.

Neighbors said she adopted the dog as a puppy and cared for it well. They said they had not heard of the dog behaving aggressively in the past. 

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