Police: death of Ohio newborn bitten by dog ruled accidental

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say the mother of a 3-day-old Ohio boy who died after he was bitten by a dog won’t face any charges after a coroner ruled the death accidental.

Police Detective Sgt. David Sweeney says there was no evidence the mother intentionally tried to harm her child.READ MORE: Police: Ohio newborn appears to have died from dog bite

The pathologist who performed the autopsy on the infant said the he died from four puncture wounds on the skull when a dog in the home tried to pick up him out of a clothes basket on the floor next to a couch where his mother was sleeping.

Youngstown police say Kristy Grim called 911 Sunday after waking to find her child injured and crying. The infant died before paramedics arrived.

The dog’s fate was not immediately determined.

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