Fighting Dogs Accidentally Kill Special Needs Child

Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Sep 23, 2013 in

A special needs 2-year-old boy died after being attacked by a pit bull in Gilbert over the weekend, while the boys babysitter also underwent surgery for injuries sustained attempting to save the child. The babysitter was watching the children as the parents were out of town for the weekend.

It all began when three adult pit bulls began fighting and somehow the boy and the babysitter got in the middle of the fight, when the dogs began attacking the child. When the babysitter tried to pry the dogs of the child he had already been mortally injured.

The child was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The babysitter suffered from lacerations on her hands, arms, and legs following the incident and underwent surgery on Sunday afternoon. She is now listed in stable condition.

The pit bulls are being held by the Animal Care and Control and will be quarantined for 10 days, which is standard protocol following dog attacks.

Police officers are currently looking at this incident as an accident, however if detectives find critical evidence charges could be filed.

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