Friday, April 26, 2013
2-Year Old Boy Mauled and Killed By Family Dog
Beau Rutledge, a 2-year-old boy from Fulton County, Georgia, was recently mauled and killed by the family's pit bull when the mother went to use the restroom. Reportedly, the family owned the dog for eight years.
A local detective advised that it happened fast, and that "it was an obvious death once the mother came out of the restroom."
Neighbors reported the mother running and screaming hysterically, "The dog attacked the baby. The dog killed the baby." She was so distraught that she had to be taken to a hospital for emotional support and monitoring. And even the boy's distraught father, upon arrivel, "lost control" when police would not allow him in the house and had to be shocked with a taser.
EMS responders also had difficulty dealing with the gruesome scene, as some were reportedly in tears.
The dog was taken away by animal services, but it remains unclear if it will be euthanized.
Here's a photo at the family's house after the incident:
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