Family of Maria Fernandez said they still can't believe how she and her son could be attacked by four pit bulls.
"I can't imagine it. I could see it, could not believe it," Fernandez's sister Guadalupe Vela said.
Vela said she recently arrived from Texas and visited her sister Tuesday. She said Fernandez suffered numerous injuries from the vicious attack.
"She's got her legs and hands all bitten from the dogs," Vela explained.
Stanislaus County sheriff's investigators said 77-year-old Fernandez and her son Juan Fernandez, 54, were attacked in their back yard last week by the pit bulls. Vela said Maria Fernandez managed to get inside her house after being attacked, but Juan Fernandez wasn't able to escape and bled to death.
"She knew that all those dogs would not leave her alone," Vela said.