Grandmother arrested after boy killed by dogs

Grandmother charged after 2 dogs fatally mauled toddler

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A grandmother in Hart County, Georgia, is facing a second-degree murder charge after her dogs fatally mauled her grandson. According to WSBTV News, the two-year-old boy was attacked and killed by 70-year-old Sandra Adams’ two dogs, described as pit bulls, on Tuesday.

The little boy, whose identity has not yet been released, was being cared for by Adams at the time – the grievously injured child was rushed to an urgent care center, but the wounds proved to be fatal. According to WSPA News, in addition to the second-degree murder charge, Adams is also facing charges for cruelty to children second degree and involuntary manslaughter.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has indicated that Adams has been cited “multiple times” by the local authorities for an ordinance maintaining disorderly animals. The dogs were seized and will be put down after a 24 to 48 hour period of observation, reported 11 Alive News.

Another child, 4 years of age, was killed by dogs in Texas last Thursday – read the story here.

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7 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    Between Texas and Georgia – Both these states have the dubious reputation of condoning animal cruelty – Now again, a child is dead and grandma needs to be held responsible – you’ve already killed the dogs probably without much concern for them AND grandma has been sited MULTIPLE times for HER allowing ‘disorderly’ animals (whatever that means) – NOW Georgia – STEP UP and put granny in jail where she belongs – it is HER fault her grandchild is dead – dogs with no training will do what dogs do and grandma ALLOWED it to happen – SHE SHOULD BE EUTHANIZED – SHE IS 100% AT FAULT.

  2. Cynthia Como says:

    This is a absolutely HORRENDOUS! And because of prior issues with these dogs she DESERVES every charge she got! That being said…..It really pisses me off that there are dog attacks done by every breed of dog on a daily basis but the only ones ever reported on in the media are the pit bull attacks and I have a serious problem with that! There are bad apples in every breed of dog out there but the media and most of society only hear about the ones that involve the Pitt bulls! I’m sick about a little 2 year old losing his life over a very preventable situation! This “grandmother” should be sentenced to the max for this because it’s she that’s %100 at fault!

  3. ellen cottone says:

    The South. They have had over 150 yrs to get their shit toghter. Georga allowed this to happen to a toddler and 2 dog’s. Adams was cited repeatedly and you could still sleep at night georga!?
    All you had to do was seize miss Adams long ago.
    As for putting down the dog’s 24_48hrs after observation. What are you hoping to observe?


      I totally agree! These people are so eager to euthanize dogs without giving enough time on trialwho’s really at fault. It is the person supervising is at fault!

  4. Helen says:

    When will people learn you never leave small children alone with dogs? It doesn’t matter how submissive the dog acts toward adults. When a baby or toddler cries, squeal or run, the dog may view the child as prey. Grandma deserved what she got.

    I’m sorry for the family’s loss of this little boy.

  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    Children should NEVER be left alone with ANY dog and since these dogs have been a problem before, she should have known better. So sad for this family to lose a child like this.


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