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No Charges In Dog-Mauling Death Of 9-Year-Old

The Yuba County district attorney says no charges will be filed in the fatal dog mauling of 9-year-old boy earlier this year.

According to the Sacramento Bee, District Attorney Patrick McGrath decided the dogs' owner could not have foreseen the fatal attack on January 3rd.

Alexandria Griffin Heady -who had been a pit bull advocate- left three of the dogs alone with her nine-year-old brother while she went to work as a part-time security guard.

When she returned three hours later, she found the boy had been killed by the dogs.

She says the pit bulls had not previously shown violent behavior.

Griffin Heady had just recently gained overnight visitation rights for her brother, who was under Child Protective Services in Sacramento County.