Grandma may be charged over fa­tal at­tack

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - AVA BENNY- MOR­RI­SON PO­LICE RE­PORTER

A GRAND­MOTHER whose dog mauled a one-year-old girl to death could be charged, de­spite the pet be­ing tied up at the time.

Po­lice have ruled out ear­lier re­ports the dog jumped a fence be­fore at­tack­ing, and that Kamil­lah Jones was in a pram.

In­stead, po­lice said the one-year-old was play­ing in the back­yard of her new home last Sat­ur­day af­ter­noon when the pet rot­tweiler at­tacked her.

Her grand­mother had ar­rived at the house ear­lier in the day to help the fam­ily move in after they had re­lo­cated from an­other prop­erty in In­verell.

Po­lice be­lieve a num­ber of peo­ple had gath­ered at the Greaves St home in the af­ter­noon when the dog at­tacked.

Paramedics rushed to the home just after 2pm and found Kamil­lah with crit­i­cal in­jur- ies. She died in the back of an am­bu­lance on the way to hos­pi­tal.

Coun­cil rangers took the dog from the prop­erty and kept the an­i­mal in a pound un­til it was put down this week.

Po­lice are still try­ing to es­tab­lish ex­actly how the baby was so close to the ca­nine and why the an­i­mal at­tacked.

“If there are to be any charges laid it will be after the brief has been pre­pared for the coroner,” Chief In­spec­tor Rowan O’Brien said.

Kamil­lah Jones.

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