Monday, September 8, 2008
Hopatcong, NJ - Over the weekend, it was reported that a newborn baby was bitten by the family dog. By Sunday night, it was reported that the baby had died. 6-day-old Alexis Hennessy was attacked in her crib by the family's 3-year old husky. The infant was taken to Morristown Memorial Hospital, where she died. Sussex County Prosecutor David Weaver said the girl's parents were home at the time of the attack.
This marks the 5th fatality this year -- of 16 total -- when a baby, 12-months old and younger, was killed by the family dog.
08/05/08: 2008 Fatality: Tulsa Infant Killed by Labrador
07/25/08: 2008 Fatality: 1-Year Old Erie Girl Killed by Family Dog
01/20/08: 2008 Fatality: Justin Mozer Killed by Jack Russell Terrier
01/04/08: 2008 Fatality: Brooklyn Infant Killed by Family Dog
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