Skagit County prosecutors have charged a grandmother with third-degree assault, saying an infant girl in the woman’s care was attacked by a dog twice in two days. Prosecutors are alleging criminal negligence.
The Skagit Valley Herald reports that the dog that attacked the baby girl belonged to the 49-year-old grandmother, DeEtta Dezarn. The child was taken to a Seattle hospital Aug. 2 after the more serious attack.
Authorities say the 9-month-old girl was hospitalized for nine days recovering from facial wounds and a skull fracture from bites on her head.
The Associated Press
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