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No charges will be filed in fatal dog bite case involving 22-day-old girl
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The Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth said no charges will be filed in the case of a 22-day-old child killed by a dog July 9.

The baby, a 22-day-old girl, was identified July 10 by the Sheriff’s Office as Ruth Flores.

After speaking with the investigator Aug. 1, Booth said “no charges will be filed.”

The dog was a husky, David Jones, assistant director of Hall County Animal Services, previously told The Times.

The infant died from injuries she received from the dog July 9, according to Hall County Fire Services.

Firefighters responded to the incident in the 2900 block of Gillsville Highway. 

“The incident occurred inside the home, in a bedroom where the infant was resting, according to initial information gathered by deputies on the scene,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office 1st Lt. Chris Dale wrote in a news release.

The baby was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center with serious injuries, according to Hall County Fire Services Capt. Zach Brackett, and died at the hospital.

“Hall County Animal Control and Enforcement also responded and took custody of the dog, which belonged to the family at the residence,” Dale said. 


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