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Charges dropped in dog mauling case

March 8, 2006

Cook County - Charges have been dropped against a South Georgia woman who's child was attacked and killed by a dog.

Two-year-old Morgan Anderson died in July of 2004 when was bitten by a bulldog mix at a house in Cook County. She apparently went outside without her mother knowing and approached the dog that was chained in a neighbor's yard.

As part of a plea agreement, felony murder, cruelty to children, and involuntary man slaughter charges were dropped against the child's mother, Sonya Anderson, and a friend, Rebecca Daniels. They both pleaded guilty to making a false statement and were sentenced to 12 months probation, and 20 hours of community service that will be done through parenting classes.

The women were indicted on that charge because they told an investigator they heard the back door open and ran out to find the child being attacked by the dog, when in fact they were in the home asleep during the attack.

They'll also have to pay a fine of $498.00.

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