Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mom charged in dog attack on baby

By Sarah Burge, The Press-Enterprise

A 22-year-old mother, whose infant son's genitals were mutilated in a dog attack in Murrieta, was charged Tuesday with felony child endangerment, court records show.
Carrie Rae McKinney, a resident of San Diego County, left her 6-month-old son unattended in a baby carrier at her friend's Murrieta apartment April 3, Murrieta police said at the time.
As of this morning, McKinney had not been arrested, jail records show.
Her phone has been disconnected and she could not be immediately reached for comment.
McKinney told police at the time of the attack that she was at her friend's home on Arboretum Way getting dressed to go out when she heard her baby screaming. She rushed into the room to find the child had been attacked by one or both of her friend's dogs -- a 5-year-old female pit bull and an 8-month-old pit bull mix -- police said. The baby's diaper was torn off and he had been bitten in the groin, severing his testicles.
The baby, as well as his two older siblings, were removed from McKinney's care by child protective services.
The dogs were seized and later euthanized, animal control officials said.

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