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Pet dog kills 5-week-old infant

October 6th, 2004, 10:04 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Florida (AP) -- A 5-week-old baby left alone by his grandmother died after being mauled by the family dog.

Jose Diaz was on a bed Tuesday when the dog jumped up and attacked him. Police believe a 7-year-old mutt hurt the boy, though officers also found two other dogs in the house.

The baby had bites on his face and head when his parents, both 19, brought him to a fire station after the attack. He was taken by helicopter to Shands Jacksonville hospital, where he later died.

Sun Woodjinski, 49, was supposed to be baby-sitting the boy. The baby's mother, Jennifer Woodjinski, was working at a nearby Taco Bell and his father, Albert Diaz, did yardwork.

The mutt belonged to Jennifer Woodjinski, but she left the dog at her mother's home when she moved away and had her baby.

Homicide detectives were investigating, but it appeared the death was accidental, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office spokesman Ken Jefferson said. It was unclear what would be done with the dogs.


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October 6th, 2004, 10:05 AM
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!! Should we ban ALL dogs now??????????????

October 6th, 2004, 10:14 AM
Most not have been a pit bull, otherwise it would have been posted EVERYWHERE!!! :(

October 6th, 2004, 10:17 AM
Exactly//////////// Gee looks like pit bulls arent the only dogs that like to attack, ban the pit bull person...................

October 6th, 2004, 10:26 AM
Gee it must have been a pit bull arent they the only dogs that attack. Of course nobody bothers to mention what type of cross it is because it probably did not have pit in it and what kind of news story would it be without blaming a pit.

October 6th, 2004, 10:41 AM
I am with you,isnt that funny cause if it was a pb they sure would of made that loud and clear..

Donna Marie
October 8th, 2004, 09:33 AM
My first thought on this story? WHY THE HELL WAS AN INFANT LEFT ALONE???