Thursday, July 1, 2010

Pit Bull Euthanized and Mother Charged After Dog Mutilates Infant

July 1, 2010-According to reports a pit bull was euthanized and the mother of an infant after an April 3rd dog attack. According to reports Deputy District Attorney Gerald Fineman stated the six month old's testicles were severed. The mother identified as Carrie Rae McKinney has been charged with felony child endangerment.

The 22 year old mother a resident of San Diego County left the six month old boy unattended, while she was in another room. The incident took place on April 3rd when according to police in Murrieta she was at a friend’s home and left the infant unattended in a baby carrier in the vicinity of the pit bull mix. After several minutes they heard screams from the infant and found his diaper had been torn off and his groin area had been injured.

Animal Control seized the pit bull mix and another dog that might have been involved in the attack and both were euthanized. Fineman stated that leaving the infant alone after the dog had shown interest in the baby’s diaper warrants the mother being charged with felony child endangerment.

McKinney lost custody of the infant and two other children. This has been a public service message from the San Diego dog bite lawyer at Ehline Law.

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