3-Week-Old Baby Mauled To Death By Pitbull
In an extremely sad story out of Detroit, a 3-week-old baby was fatally attacked by a family pitbull while sitting in her car seat that was put on the floor.
via Detroit Free Press:
A 3-week-old girl was killed by a pit bull Thursday after her mother left her in a car seat on the floor inside a house on Detroit’s west side, police said.
Sgt. Eren Stephens said the newborn’s mother went to a home and took the infant inside with her. The mother put the girl, still strapped into the seat, on the floor, not knowing there was a dog loose in the house.
The mother, Stephens said, stepped away from the infant for a moment, but when she returned the pit bull was mauling the girl. The baby was taken to a hospital, but she died of her injuries.
Police did not release the name of the girl or her 24-year-old mother.
The dog was removed from the home Thursday night and taken to an animal control facility.
The investigation has been turned over to the homicide division. Stephens said investigators will submit their reports to prosecutors, who will then decide whether to file any criminal charges.
“It seems like maybe just a tragic accident,” Stephens said.
Such a terribly sad story.
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