April 14, 2024

The Lee County Animal Control has detained a family dog after it mauled an eight-day-old baby to death in its Virginia home.

Reports say no charges have been filed so far and the child’s name has not been released.

Sheriff Gary Parsons of Lee County said that the dog which appeared to be a mixed breed would likely be killed at some point but that it was presently in their custody.

“More than likely the animal will be destroyed at some point but right now the animal is just in custody,” Parsons said.

The baby had extensive injuries to the upper part of her body and died at a Knoxville medical center.

She was initially taken to Lonesome Pine Hospital, then Holston Valley Medical Center and then to UT Medical Center in Knoxville where she eventually died.


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