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FIRST LOOK: Baby Dies After Dog Attack at Home of Martinez Great-Grandma


Here is your first look at Serenity Garnett, the 7-month-old girl who died Tuesday after a vicious dog attack at the home of her great-grandmother. (Story continues below.)

Serenity Garnett (Photo shared by The Austin Rhodes Show.)

The incident happened Tuesday at 3701 Columbia Drive, where the baby girl was reportedly in a den when the American Bulldog/Pyrenees mix entered and attacked her. The great-grandmother, identified as Migdelia Guadalupe, was unable to stop the attack and was badly injured herself, requiring stitches at Augusta University Medical Center, where the child died.

Sheriff’s Maj. Steve Morris said Tuesday evening that an earlier news report that the caregiver was the child’s grandmother was wrong.  The dog is being quarantined for 10 days, per a state law to see if the animal had rabies. It’s unclear what will happen after that period of time has passed.

Criminal charges have not been filed as the investigation continues. Several questions remain unanswered.

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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