Two Year Old Dies In Dog Mauling

Date 2013/9/24 10:55:32 | Topic: News On The Web

Police on Tuesday arrested two relatives of a boy who was fatally mauled by pit bulls at a home in Colton, LA authorities said.

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Police on Tuesday arrested two relatives of a boy who was fatally mauled by pit bulls at a home in Colton, authorities said.

Eusulia Zamudio, 42, and Marco Zamudio, 23, were booked on charges of child endangerment leading to death, police said. They are the grandmother and uncle of 2-year-old Samuel “Eli” Zamudio, who was mauled to death by as many as five pit bulls on Monday.

Officers responded to a house in the 700 block of West Citrus Avenue at 5:32 p.m., after receiving a 911 call reporting that someone had been killed by a dog, according to a news release from the Colton Police Department.

The officers found a 2-year-old boy suffering from extensive injuries to his upper body. The child was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries, authorities said.

Animal Control was called to the home, where officials took custody of five pit-bull mix dogs, Colton police said.

At the time of the attack, the boy was being babysat by an uncle, who owns the dogs, neighbors said. The child apparently climbed out of a window and into the backyard, where the mauling occurred.




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