Baby killed by the family dog in United States
A three-day-old girl died hours after being bitten on the head by a pit bull mix dog as she sat in an infant swing at her family’s home in Ohio, US authorities said.
No arrests were pending in the death on Thursday of Makayla Darnell, said Chief Deputy James Everett of the Allen County Sheriff’s Office in northwestern Ohio.
The dog, a combination of a pit bull and another breed, was placed in a 10-day quarantine. Makayla’s mother and grandmother were several feet away when they heard her “whimper” then saw blood, Everett said. The coroner listed the cause of death as blunt force injury consistent with a dog bite.
A new Ohio law takes effect today removing an automatic ‘vicious dog’ label for pit bull breeds.