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Family pit bulls kill 4-month-old

September 14, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A Las Vegas family's two pit bulls burst into the house from the backyard to attack a 4-month girl, mauling her to death as her grandmother tried to escape with the baby into another room, police said.

The grandmother, who was baby-sitting at the time of the attack, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

The dogs apparently burst through a screen door and started attacking the baby in her stroller, police said. "They just went right for the little girl," North Las Vegas Police Chief Joseph Forti told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The grandmother told authorities she tried to take the girl into another room, but the dogs forced their way in before she could close the door.

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