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Dog bites kill infant

Associated Press • Dec 12, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak told Columbus media outlets an autopsy confirmed dog bites caused the girl’s death Tuesday.

Police said Mia Gibson was bitten by her family’s dogs inside their Columbus condo. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police Sgt. Steven Little told The Columbus Dispatch it seemed to be an accident. He said it appeared the family’s two Shiba Inus didn’t attack the baby, but rather were playing with her.

Police said the girl had been on the couch with her father and apparently fell to the floor as he slept.

The newspaper said animal control officials are holding the dogs for now.

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