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Baby Killed in Dog Attack at Martinez Home

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A 7-month-old girl died Tuesday after a vicious dog attack at the Martinez home of her great-grandmother.

The incident happened Tuesday at 3701 Columbia Drive, where Serenity Garnett was reportedly in a den when the American Bulldog/Pyrenees mix entered and attacked her. The great-grandmother, identified as Migdelia Guadalupe, was unable to stop the attack and was badly injured herself, requiring stitches at Augusta University Medical Center, where the child died.

3701 Columbia Drive, Martinez, Ga. (Google Maps image)

Sheriff’s Maj. Steve Morris said Tuesday evening that an earlier news report that the caregiver was the child’s grandmother was wrong. The dog is being quarantined for 10 days, per a state law to see if the animal had rabies. It’s unclear what will happen after that period of time has passed.

Criminal charges have not been filed as the investigation continues.

Greg Rickabaugh is the Jail Report contributor for The Augusta Press. Reach him at [email protected] 

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