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Virginia family's wolf hybrid kills 8-day-old baby lying in bassinet

By: CBS/AP
March 10, 2018 Updated: March 10, 2018 at 7:58 pm
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photo - An eight-day-old baby girl from Lee County, Virginia, has died after being mauled by the family's pet wolf-dog hybrid on Wednesday morning (WJHL TV)
An eight-day-old baby girl from Lee County, Virginia, has died after being mauled by the family's pet wolf-dog hybrid on Wednesday morning (WJHL TV) 

JONESVILLE, Va. -- A Virginia sheriff said an 8-day-old baby has died after being mauled by the family's wolf-dog hybrid. Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons told CBS affiliate WJHL-TV that deputies were told a three-year-old wolf hybrid attacked and mauled the girl while she lay in a bassinet.

The sheriff said the infant's upper body and head were primarily injured.

The dog was later euthanized, Parsons said.

He said his department was responding to a call about the mauling Wednesday morning, but the baby was already on the way to a hospital when deputies arrived. She died that afternoon. The sheriff said two other children were in the home at the time of the attack.

"According to the statements was in a bassinet, there was blood in the bassinet where the dog had attacked the child...it was very serious injuries to the upper body, and the head, the child had been seriously mauled by the animal," Parsons said.

Identities were not immediately released.

Read the full story at CBS News.

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