A FOUR-day-old baby girl has died after police believe she was bitten to death by the family dog.
The newborn – who has no name – was killed in the middle of the day on December 14 in Cave Springs, Arkansas.
She was initially taken to Arkansas Children’s Northwest Hospital in Springdale.
The baby was then flown to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, where he died.
Benton County Attorney Nathan Smith told local news agency KNWA that police are investigating the death.
He added: “On Wednesday December 14 my office was informed by the Cave Springs Police Department that they are investigating the death of a 4 day old girl.
“Based on the statements of witnesses and the opinions of medical professionals, it was determined that the child’s fatal injuries were caused by the family dog.”
Cave Springs Police Lieutenant Keith Lawson confirmed the dog had been euthanized.
Criminal charges are not expected.
Smith added, “While the investigation is ongoing, I do not expect criminal charges to be filed at this time.”
The breed of the dog has not been confirmed.
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