Newborn infant dies after dog attack at Ohio home

Posted May 18, 2012, at 3:39 p.m.

LIMA, Ohio — An Ohio sheriff’s deputy says a 3-day-old infant died hours after she was attacked by a family dog while sitting in a swing.

Chief Deputy Jim Everett of the Allen County Sheriff’s Office in Lima says the baby girl suffered a head injury at her grandmother’s home near Beaverdam on Thursday.

Everett says the mother put the infant in the swing in to prepare to feed her and was a few feet away in the kitchen with the baby’s grandmother. He says they heard a whimper and found the infant injured.

They took her to a local hospital. She was flown to a Toledo hospital, where she died.

Everett says the dog appeared to be a pit bull and is in the dog warden’s custody.

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