District attorney to review case of girl killed by pit bull

AP News
Posted: Feb 23, 2015 10:55 AM

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — A district attorney will review the case of a 2-year-old girl who was fatally mauled by a family's pit bull in a Pittsburgh suburb.

Allegheny County police and the medical examiner's office say the dog attacked Taylynn Devaughn inside a home in West Mifflin at around 8:45 p.m. Sunday.

The girl was pronounced dead at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.

Police say the girl lived in nearby Forest Hills and was visiting when attacked. They haven't said whether the girl was related to or friends with the people who owned the dog.

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The dog is being quarantined for at least 10 days. It isn't immediately clear what will happen after that.

County Lt. Andrew Schurman says a district attorney will determine whether charges are warranted.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.