Child cruelty charges filed in fatal dog attack

ELLABELL, Ga. (AP) - The mother of a Georgia toddler who slipped outside through a doggie door and was mauled to death by her family's seven dogs has been charged with child cruelty.

Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith Tuesday says 18-year-old Summer Laminack surrendered Tuesday in the southeastern Georgia county.

Authorities have said Laminack's 18-month-old daughter, Monica, was mauled to death in the backyard of their Ellabell home by pit bulls and pit bull mixes.

Smith says Laminack is free on $5,000 bond. A call to Laminack's attorney was not immediately returned.

Ellabell is about 30 miles west of Savannah.

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