No Charges Filed
UPDATE 10/21/08: There will be no criminal charges after a baby girl was violently killed by two family pit bulls. District Attorney David Roger said his office couldn't find that the family members of the child had intentionally placed her in harm's way. "There were no significant prior actions of the dogs that would suggest that these dogs would be dangerous to human beings," Rogers said. Despite the well-documented fact that pit bulls routinely unpredictably attack and kill people.
"No authority had ever declared these animals vicious," Roger said. "There were no significant prior actions of the dogs that would suggest that these dogs would be dangerous to human beings."
The decision by the district attorney brings to a close one of the most vicious animal attacks in the valley in recent memory. - Lawrence Mower, Las Vegas Review-Journal, October 21, 2008
09/13/08: Dogs Force Way into Home
Chief Joseph Forti told the Las Vegas Review-Journal the dogs were in the backyard of the home near Cheyenne Avenue before the attack. The pit bulls entered the home -- possibly by bursting through a screen door -- Forti said, and began attacking the baby as she lay in her stroller. "They just went right for the little girl," he said. The grandmother took the baby and escaped into a room. When she tried to close the door, one of the pit bulls forced its way in and the other followed.
The pit bulls then started to viciously attack the little girl again, reports the Review-Journal. At that point, the grandmother called 911. When officers arrived, they found the baby girl laying on the bedroom floor. She was dead from her injuries. Forti said he was told by police officers the little girl suffered "very severe bite and head wounds." The attack was so horrific that all officers and medical personnel who responded to the scene are being offered counseling services, Forti said.
The 4-month-old girl mauled to death by two pit bulls Friday has been identified as Cendi Kia Carey of Las Vegas, the Clark County coroner's office said today.
Officers found the infant laying on a bedroom floor. Paramedics pronounced the baby dead from the attack, police said.
The infant girl's grandmother had been babysitting the baby in a home in the 1700 block of Eagle View Way in North Las Vegas, according to North Las Vegas police. - Mary Manning, Las Vegas Sun, September 15, 2008
09/12/08: Family Pit Bulls Kill Child
Las Vegas, NV - A 4-month old girl was mauled to death by her family's two pit bulls. Capt. Cedric Williams of the North Las Vegas Fire Department said the grandmother, who was babysitting the child, was also injured when she tried to save her. "Somehow the dogs got inside the house," he said. He added that the pit bulls "were the family pets." Williams said that when police arrived to the home in the 1700 block of Eagle View Drive, they were forced to shoot both pit bulls.
Parts of 911 Call
Dispatcher: "What is your address? Where are you at? Is she conscious at all?"
Grandmother: "No, she is dead."
Dispatcher: "Can you put him outside or something where he is not going to hurt anybody else?
Grandmother: "No, he has bitten my hands."
Grandmother: "He has bitten on my hands and my arms."
Dispatcher: "You are all bit up too?"
Grandmother: "He is running around the living room with the other one.
There are two of them. I can hear sirens, would that be them?"
Dispatcher: "That is them."
Grandmother: "Oh, God."
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