Three-Week-Old Baby Killed In Her Home By Pit Bull

May 29, 2017
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Police say an infant has died after being left alone with three pit bulls and attacked.

The 3-week-old infant girl, identified as Susannah Jean Murray, was left alone in a bouncy chair for about five minutes on Thursday with the dogs in the 1100 block of Kalamazoo Avenue in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

When an adult checked on her, the baby had injuries and one of the dogs, had blood near its mouth. Police confirmed her injuries were consistent with a dog bite to the head.

The mother was reportedly at home at the time, sitting outside on the porch but is not the one who discovered the bloodied child.

The baby was rushed to the hospital and underwent surgery, however, she died the next morning.

No arrests have been made.

The dogs were brought to the Kent County Animal Shelter, where they are under quarantine.

“When you have an infant or children who are unable to defend themselves, basically defenseless, an adult should always be in the company of a child especially a three-week-old,” Grand Rapids Police Department Sgt. Terry Dixon said.

2 Comments

  1. Rene

    August 4, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    The Mother should be QUARANTINED! Let the parents be held accountable for being neglectful,to sit out on the porch; not the dogs! Because YES we all know dogs are human & can understand taking care of a 3 week old baby!!! SMH *eye roll*

  2. Nina

    September 13, 2017 at 6:13 pm

    I agree with Rene, the mother is the one who should be punished here. What was she doing on the porch that she couldn’t take the baby with her? If all she was doing was sitting there she could have brought the baby out with her. Definite neglect here.

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