Dekalb - Northern Illinois University graduate student Kevin B. Kull, 25, was mauled to death by at least one and possibly two pit bull terriers shortly before 6:30 p.m. on November 10th according to Kane county Sheriff F. John Fandall. Cull was attacked as he was walking up the driveway at a friend's home. After being attacked by the dogs, he apparently retreated to his car, where he was found by Michael Hatchel.
"He was covered in blood," said Hatchel. "He said he was in pain and wanted to die."
Cull was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m. at Central DuPage Hospital where he was taken by Geneva Fire Department paramedics.
Cull bled to death after an artery was severed in his arm, Randall said. He had been bitten numerous times.
Two dogs, Sergeant and Colonel, one weighing about 90 pounds and the other about 75 pounds, were taken from the home by Rodger Stutz, Kane County animal control warden, after the attack. They are being held at a veterinary clinic in Oswego.
John Carnahan, Cull's chemistry adviser, said Cull was an excellent student with a promising future.
He already had published three articles in professional journals and had a job offer when he graduated in December, Carnahan said.
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