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Pit bull kills owner's 4-year-old daughter in Louisiana

By: Associated Press
March 26, 2014 Updated: March 26, 2014 at 3:39 pm
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HOUMA, La. — Police say apit bull fatally attacked a 4-year-old girl who was watching television in a southern Louisiana apartment and injured the girl's mother when the woman pulled her daughter away.

Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis says that 27-year-old Megan Touchet barricaded herself and her daughter, Mia Derouen, into a bedroom Tuesday evening and called 911. He says she handed her child out a second-floor apartment window to a rescue worker on a balcony.

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He said Wednesday that officers shot and killed the dog, which was still being aggressive.

Duplantis did not know whether the girl was on a sofa or chair or on the floor when she was attacked.

She was bitten on the face and head. Touchet remained hospitalized Wednesday.

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