Pit Bull Bites Off Little Boy's Genitals

Grandmother and two others are charged after attack

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 25, 2013 4:58 PM CST

(Newser) – A horror story from Yonkers, New York: A young boy looking to snuggle in his 13-year-old aunt's bed was attacked by her pit bull and had his penis bitten off, USA Today reports. Two weeks later, the 5-year-old boy remains hospitalized and charges have been filed against his grandmother, Marissa Pettiford, and two others. The dog, named Momma, was euthanized after police described it as "unlicensed, dangerous and vicious." As for the boy, he probably faces multiple surgeries and may not ever have his penis reattached. (Another vicious pit bull attack occurred earlier this month in Connecticut.)

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