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Dog chews toes off infant, parents charged

An Onslow County, N.C. couple appeared in court Tuesday to face charges of child abuse after a dog they were pet-sitting chewed the toes off the left foot of their four-month-old son.

The child is reported in stable condition.

Robie Lynn Jenkins, 20, and Tremayne Spillman, 23, were asleep in their Jacksonville home when the dog, described in news reports as a pit bull, attacked the child.

Authorities say Jenkins was on medication and didn’t hear the attack, which occurred in the same room while the baby was sleeping on a fold-out couch. Jenkins was sleeping in another room and didn’t hear the child crying.


Comment from antonina
Time September 2, 2009 at 3:43 pm

does anyone know what is going to happen to the child? who is taking care of the baby? Is he in the hospital – which one? Have there been any developments on the medical outcome? Please share

Comment from Erin
Time March 1, 2012 at 11:06 am

You’re asking about the BABY? Seriously? What about the dog???