No charges for sister in fatal dog mauling of Yuba County boy

Mar 25, 2016 9:24 PM by News Staff

MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California district attorney says no charges will be filed in the fatal dog mauling of 9-year-old boy earlier this year.

The Sacramento Bee reported Friday that the Yuba County district attorney decided the dogs' owners couldn't have foreseen the fatal attack on Jan. 3. Alexandria Griffin-Heady said she left the three pit bulls alone with her brother in a small trailer while she went to work for three hours as a security guard. The 24-year-old said the dogs and the boy got along and that the pit bulls had not previously shown violent behavior.

When she returned from work she found the dogs had attacked and killed her brother. Griffin-Heady had overnight visitation rights with her brother, who was in the Sacramento County foster care system.

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