7-year-old Louisiana girl dies after being bitten to death by neighbor’s pit bull
A seven-year-old Louisiana girl was beaten to death by a roaming pit bull while playing outside a relative’s home.
Sadie Davila, of East Baton Rouge, was taken to hospital after the dog attacked her on Friday night and the child died from her injuries, WAFB reports.
The dog’s owner, Erick Chinchilla Lopez, 20, a neighbor of Sadie’s relative, was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter for failing to contain or restrain the dog.
Sadie’s parents were devastated by the death of their daughter and mum Haley Anselmo was demanding justice for her broken family.
“My mini me. The light in my heart,” Anselmo wrote on Facebook while describing her daughter. “There are no words for what that feeling is.
“My family is broken. Please pray for us. Pray that they will sue the dog’s owners and hold them accountable.”
Sadie Davila (left), 7, of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was beaten to death by a stray pit bull Friday night. Her mother, Haley Anselmo (right), said her family was broken and called for the dog’s owner, Erick Chinchilla Lopez, 20, to be held accountable
Sadie, pictured with her father Mikey Davila, was playing outside a relative’s house when the pit bull attacked her. Police determined that Lopez was not restraining the dog in any way
Anselmo confirmed Sadie’s death after the child was taken to the hospital
Police were investigating the crime scene along Kendalwood Road on Friday night
The attack happened around 6:30 p.m. along Kendalwood Road near Hoo Shoo Too Road.
According to the arrest report, Lopez’s home didn’t even have a fence or other barrier to keep the dog from roaming the streets.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office said Sadie’s relatives tried to save her from the dog but were unable to stop the vicious attack.
Animal Control has been informed of the attack and has the dog in custody.
Her father, Mikey Davila, said he was speechless at the tragedy that has befallen his family.
In an Instagram post sharing the news, Davila wrote, “RIP my sweet Sadie Elizabeth, aged 7 and taken from us in the most brutal way. The world is a cruel place. You were the light in my heart.
EBR Community Sheriff Sid Gautreaux joined the community to mourn the death of the first grader.
“This is a terrible, heartbreaking tragedy,” he told the WAFB. “My heart goes out to this family and they will remain in my prayers.”
EBR Parish School District officials described Sadie, who attended Woodlawn Elementary School, as a girl who brought joy to her class.
In a heartbreaking post on social media, Mikey mourned the death of his daughter while posting pictures of her playing at a local park
Police said a relative tried to save Sadie but was unable to stop the attacking dog. Pictured: Sadie with her father
Sadie was described by teachers as a kind-hearted girl who loved singing for classmates
Her teacher, Grace Feucht, said in a statement: “Sadie was fierce and brave, but she was also soft-hearted and kind.
“She was fearless and sang with all her heart in front of her classmates. She was a gift to me and made me smile and laugh many times.
“Unfortunately, without her precious presence, I expect our classroom to feel a lot emptier on Monday. I am so thankful I had the honor of teaching her.”
District Superintendent Sito Narcisse added, “This news is devastating for our entire school community as young Sadie thrived in the early stages of her life and education with so much promise to expect.
“It is difficult to understand the tremendous pain and regret felt by her family and friends following this tragedy.”
Pictured: Police are searching for the pit bull that killed Sadie
Lopez was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter for failing to contain or restrain the dog that attacked the seven-year-old girl
“This is a terrible, heartbreaking tragedy,” said Sheriff Sid Gautreaux
The dog that attacked Sadie is now in the custody of Animal Control
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