Monday, January 4, 2016

SAINT MARTIN - DECEMBER 3, 2015: "FOR NO APPARENT REASON" A FAMILY'S AMERICAN BULLDOG ATTACKED AND KILLED THEIR 7-MONTH-OLD BABY BOY WHILE HE WAS SITTING IN HIS WALKER


Detectives and Forensic Department are presently investigating a very serious dog attack at a home in the Oyster Pond area, which took place on Sunday December 3rd between 02.00 and 03.00 p.m.

According to the information, the dog in question which is a large AMERICAN BULLDOG belongs to the residents of that home. The seven month old baby boy was sitting in his “walker” when for no apparent reason the child was attacked by the dog. The grandparents who were taking care of the child at the time of the incident tried tirelessly to get the child away from the dog but, the dog refused to let go. When the dog finally let go, the child was immediately taken to the Sint Maarten Medical Center for medical treatment however, the child died as a result of the injuries he sustained.
By orders of the Public Prosecutors Office the body of seven month child was confiscated for further investigation. A Police K-9 officer was called in to retrieve the dog from the premises and was taken for safe keeping to the police station in Philipsburg.
The investigation is ongoing and more details regarding this case at this time are unavailable. As soon as more information becomes available the media will be informed.

WIKIPEDIA:
Saint Martin (FrenchSaint-MartinDutchSint Maarten) is an island in the northeast Caribbean, approximately 300 km (190 mi) east of Puerto Rico. The 87-square-kilometre (34 sq mi) island is divided roughly 60/40 between France (53 km2, 20 sq mi)[1] and the Kingdom of the Netherlands (34 km2, 13 sq mi);[2] the two parts are roughly equal in population though, with slightly more people living on the Dutch side. It is the smallest inhabited island divided between two nations. The division dates to 1648. The southern Dutch part comprisesSint Maarten and is one of four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The northern French part comprises the Collectivité de Saint-Martin (Collectivity of St. Martin) and is an overseas collectivity of France.
On January 1, 2009, the population of the entire island was 77,741 inhabitants, with 40,917 living on the Dutch side,[3] and 36,824 on the French side.[4]
Collectively, the two territories are known as "St-Martin / St Maarten". Sometimes SXM, the IATA identifier for Princess Juliana International Airport (the island's main airport), is used to refer to the island.

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