Baby mauled to death by family dog in Forest Park - CBS46 News

Baby mauled to death by family dog in Forest Park

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CLAYTON COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

A mother is reeling after her 5 month-old baby was mauled to death by the family dog.

The incident happened around 3 a.m. at the family's home on the 1300 block of Watts Road in Forest Park on Monday.

According to police, the child's mother had put the baby to sleep and then left her in the care of her roommate. When the mother returned, she discovered her roommate had fallen asleep.

She went into the child's bedroom and made the gruesome discovery that the baby had been mauled to death by the German Shepherd. 

The mother told police the baby had been around the dog since her birth and the dog had never shown any aggression toward her. The dog was taken to the Clayton County Animal Control facility where it was euthanized.

An investigation determined that no unlawful act had been committed by anyone in the home and no charges were filed. 

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