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Pit bull mauls 3-week-old Detroit girl to death

9:58 PM, Oct 4, 2012   |    comments
Detroit police remove a pit bull after it killed a 3-week old baby girl on Thursday in Detroit. / JARRAD HENDERSON/Detroit Free Press
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DETROIT (Detroit Free Press) - Detroit police said a 3-week-old girl was killed by a pit bull this afternoon on Detroit's west side.

Sgt. Eren Stephens said the girl's mother went to a home in 7700 block of Stahelin this afternoon and took the infant inside with her in some type of car seat.

The mother put the girl, who was still strapped into the seat, on the floor. Stephens said the mother had no idea there was a dog in the home.

The mother, Stephens said, stepped away from the infant for a moment, but when she returned the pit bull was mauling the girl.

Police would not release the name of the girl or her mother. Officers are still at the scene.

Contact Melanie Scott Dorsey: 313-222-6159 or mdscott@freepress.com

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