Stepgrandmother of baby killed by dog gets 3 years in prison

The boy's mother said in court that an apology won't bring him back

Arrest Generic

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – The stepgrandmother of a 7-month-old Indiana boy killed in a 2014 dog attack has been sentenced to three years in prison in Ohio.

Dayton resident Kimiko Hardy cried while being sentenced Thursday. She’d been found guilty earlier on charges including involuntary manslaughter, endangering children and failure to restrain a vicious dog.

Her pit bull mix attacked the boy at her home in July 2014.

The Dayton Daily News reports Hardy’s attorney says she is heartbroken and calls the boy’s death an “unforeseeable tragedy.”

The boy’s mother said in court that an apology won’t bring him back.

The coroner initially ruled it an accident, but investigators determined Hardy knew the dog was dangerous.

Authorities say the dog had charged a letter carrier and attacked another dog near Hardy’s home.
(Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s