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Mother speaks out after baby killed by pit bull

Oct 07, 2012 9:07 PM PDT

DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) -
It's a tragic story we've been following. A pit bull attacks a baby
girl, then the ambulance breaks down on the way to the hospital. Sadly,
the baby died. Sunday, the newborn's mother spoke out for the first
time.
Click on the video player to watch Alexis Wiley's report.


Tarilyn Luciana Bowles was Marciella Ramirez's
first child. She loved her. She was with us just 3 short weeks before
her life was stolen in what her mother calls a terrible tragedy. It
happened Thursday evening inside a home on Detroit's west side where
Marciella and her baby were staying with friends.
"I put my child to sleep after feeding her and set
her down in the car seat like any mother would set her car seat on the
floor," she said. "Because she didn't like her bouncy seat."

She
says she saw no problem with that because she was nearby and the
homeowner's 2 year old pit bull was not in the house. She says the dog
was always either outside in the yard or locked in his kennel. But
somehow the dog got into the house and within a matter of moments he
attacked Tarilyn. It was more than any newborn could withstand. Sources
tell Fox 2 the ambulance that was supposed to rush her to the hospital
had engine trouble and couldn't go any faster than 40 miles an hour.
Tarilynn was pronounced dead at the hospital. Maricella and the dog's
owner say the attack came without warning and the dog never targeted any
of the owner's children.
The pit bull is with animal control and is
expected to be put down. The dog's owner tells me she has no problem
with that. In the midst of her grief, Maricella wants other mothers to
realize that attacks can happen within a matter of seconds and she prays
that this doesn't happen to anyone else.
A funeral home has offered to pay for the funeral
and the burial, but the family is raising money to buy a headstone.
Police say this appears to be a tragic accident.

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/19759778/mother-speaks-out-after-baby-killed-by-pit-bull

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  • Comment of user 'Nuckelhed' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @Nuckelhed Yeah....saw that as well. a dog kept in a cage and outside isn't much of a family dog. IMO, not a good life for a dog.

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  • she says it was never aggressive or violent towards anyone.. they say that about all dogs.

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  • I can't say any good or bad things about pit bulls cuz I don't own one. All I have to say to pit bull owners is, please don't let your children die this way.

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  • Dog was kept outside or in a kennel. Then they wonder why that dog acts out. Irresponsible dog owner.

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  • Sorry but pitbull is a piece of shit and will flip mental even if you raise it to be a pussy... and stupid bitch put your baby in a crib or something off the ground.... dumb bitch.. your own fault for basically murdering your own kid.... you dont seem THAT broken up over the death... no tears at all... you brought it onto your kid yourself

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  • I am sorry but i also have to say one more thing if that was my child i could not even talk to anyone let alone a news station ,Fuck what is up with people she sheds some tears but shit i would be a fn baskit case if that was my child ,and i would have killed that dog no problem

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  • Baby eaten by a dog?...yeah, you've pretty much failed parenting 101.

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  • why the fuck do people have dogs like that with small children, infact even a Lab with a baby. wait until there older as the dog will feel pushed out and chop the baby, as it did.

    And yes I feel for the Ambo driver

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  • A couple of things i like of my chest...

    "It's a tragic story we've been following" > No? wtf i missed it??
    STUPID FUCKING PARENTS!!! (It's very sad, it really is and i feel for the parents!)
    But you just don't go around popping out a baby in the same house as your 2 year old pitbull!!!

    - pitbull lovers listen up! Pitbulls are beautiful dogs but they don't really mixed with new borns or small infants sinds IF things go wrong they go horribly wrong! ...Like in this case wich isnt t More..

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    • @smartybarty I agree, and it might have been a different story if the AMBULANCE arrived.

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    • @OTT My Labs would protect a baby not kill it.

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    • @Rebel_Radius Yes that's a sad turn of events indeed, but the minute they said it i was like: oh no i feel a pointless debate coming about the state of US ambulances just for the purpose of having something to report about :P

      ...shit happens... (referring to the ambulance trouble) I think every ambulance driver/worker wants to be at the scene asap so i can image them feeling partially responsible, wich in my opinion is still due to parents lack of judgement in the first place, again the situati More..

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  • fuck you, you stupid bitch,, WE all just found out what was more important to you THEN.. and it sure as HELL wasn't the baby!!!!

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  • if he was such a baby why did they only keep him in the yard or kennel ?? really i feel bad for the kid , but really when you have these dogs this shit happens and must have been a fox news ambulance

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  • Kill the dog with fire.

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  • Here's a tip stupid slag: adopt a more family-friendly breed like a retriever.

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  • Ambulances rarely travel more than 40 MPH anyway so why is that a part of the story? Also it seems the ambulance did not "break down" as the headline indicates. That would mean it stopped and couldn't continue on. Sounds like they are setting up a lawsuit against Detroit which doesn't have any money anyway.

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  • RIP little one.

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  • *The American Pit Bull Terrier was bred for the quality of fighting dogs or working terriers of eagerness despite the threat of substantive injury, strength, and athleticism. American Pit Bull Terriers constitute the majority of dogs used for illegal dog fighting in the United States. The American Staffordshire Terrier was imported primarily, but not exclusively, for pit fighting*

    How often do you hear or read people making excuses for labs,beagles,retrievers, and so on?

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  • This is absolutely horrible, but in my opinion that mother was pretty stupid for being so careless with her baby. You need to be aware of what is going on around you. If there is a dog in the house make damn well sure that fucker is locked away good before putting your baby on the floor. Don't just assume that "the dog is always outside".

    Only a matter of time before they start slaughtering this useless breed of dog... can't wait til that happens. Fuck pitbulls and the retards who More..

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  • talk about some bad luck

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  • Comment of user 'The angry misanthropist' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • The dog "was a baby" never aggressive, like all pit bulls before they kill.

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  • Comment of user 'OTT' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @OTT It is enough to make you wonder why the ambulance failed to arrive in time.

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    • @Rebel_Radius right...cuz the gov't caused the dog to bit a 3 week old.

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    • @OTT

      Well actually it is. Dogs are carnivores and hunt for food.

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    • Comment of user 'OTT' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @OTT
      "This is NOT normal dog behaviour"
      Yes it is. Dog walks in to find a baby sitting in a seat on the floor in it's territory. The baby looks at the dog with it's eyes at the same level as those of the dog. This is perceived as a treat/challenge as the baby is displaying no doggy submissive signals. The dog attacks. 100% normal predictable behaviour.

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  • And nothing said about the ambulance that was disfunctional.

    If the kid was choking, it would have still died - no ambulance.
    If the kid was not breathing - it would have still died.

    What concerns me the most about this report is what is NOT said.

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    • Comment of user 'Nuckelhed' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @Rebel_Radius Actually, there has been alot said about the ambulances in Detroit. Maybe you haven't seen the memo, but detroit is broke and doesn't have money to fix stuff. they were lucky to get one in the 1st place.

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    • @gammyland Thanks for your comment gammy :)

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    • @Rebel_Radius
      Sounds like the transmission speed sensor went bad. Engine module will automatically go into fail-safe mode and impose a max operating RPM.

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    • Comment of user 'The angry misanthropist' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • Why didn't the mother kill the dog? I'm not exactly convinced she cares that much

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