Pregnant woman killed in pit bull attack

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The home where the woman was killed is seen on Thursday, August 11, 2011.
PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) - A pit bull killed a pregnant 32-year-old Pacifica woman in her home, authorities said Thursday.

Officers were called to the home of Darla Napora when her husband arrived home from work shortly after noon Thursday and found her injured from the attack and lying on the living room floor, Pacifica police Capt. Dave Bertini said.

Officers found Napora suffering from major trauma and unresponsive. Emergency crews pronounced her dead at the scene.

The woman's husband, Greg Napora, told police that the couple's adult dog had attacked his wife while he was at work.

A neighbor, Kathy Carlson, told the San Francisco Chronicle that she saw Greg Napora outside the house as he waited for officers to arrive.

"He was in the driveway all frantic, yelling," Carlson told the newspaper. "He had blood on his hands, blood on his shirt and blood down his pants."

Officers shot and killed the dog as it approached emergency crews who were trying to tend to the woman, Bertini said.

The family has a second pit bull, which was not believed to have been involved in the attack. But the Peninsula Humane Society removed the dog as a precaution.

Darla Napora's death comes after a fatal pit bull attack of a child in Concord last year and one in San Francisco six years ago.

Jacob Bisbee, 2, was killed by a pit bull in his step-grandfather's garage in July 2010, and Nicholas Faibish, 12, was killed by family pit bulls in June 2005 after his mother left him alone in their San Francisco home.