Baby mauled to death

, Posted: Mon, July 21 2014 at 10:11 AM, Updated: Mon, July 21 2014 at 10:24 AM

Dayton, Ohio --- (WDTN)  An infant is dead after being attacked by the family dog inside a Dayton, Ohio home.

According to officials, the child's paternal grandmother was babysitting. Police said she took her eyes off the baby for a few seconds when the family pit-bull attacked and killed the child.

The dog was taken away by animal control officers.

Officers said they haven't been called to the home before. They said family members told them the dog was a family pet and had always been a pleasant animal. They're still trying to determine why the dog attacked the boy.

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