No criminal charges in deadly dog attack

It was a horrible tragedy, but it does not warrant criminal charges.

KENT COUNTY, MICH. - No criminal charges will be filed in connection to a deadly dog attack on an infant more than three weeks ago, according to the Kent County Prosecutor's Office.

The attack happened May 25 at a house on Kalamazoo Avenue north of Hall Street in Grand Rapids.

Three-week-old Susannah Murray was in a seat in the living room when her mother stepped outside to smoke a cigarette with another adult, according to the Kent County prosecutor. The adults told police they were only outside for five minutes.

One went back in to check on the baby and found her face covered in blood.

The little girl died about eight hours after the attack from head injuries.

Prosecutor Chris Becker said the mother's actions did not rise to the level of gross negligence or recklessness.

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