STANTON, Del. (AP) — Officials say a dog that attacked a postal worker who died days after the incident has been euthanized for rabies testing.
Kent County SPCA executive director Kevin Usilton tells the News Journal of Wilmington (http://delonline.us/TyKdl1) that the owners of the dog gave permission Friday for it to be put down.
The dog has been shot in the Oct. 12 attack by a state trooper after it bit 55-year-old Robert Rochester of New Castle. State police say Rochester had been treated and released after the attack, but early Thursday was taken ill at home and rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Social Services said an autopsy did not determine the cause of Rochester's death.
Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com