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article imageOp-Ed: Update on Baby killed by Rottweiler

By Cynthia Trowbridge     Sep 14, 2007 in Crime
Kylie Cox was mauled and killed by a 120 pound Rottweiler at a home that her mother had gone to for a visit.
Today little Kylie would have turned 4 months old.
Her little life was cut short by a horrible unforeseen accident on Wed.
Kylie's mother, Alexis Cox, was planning to have a small birthday party for her daughter's four month birthday.
Instead this young mother spent yesterday making funeral arrangements for her baby girl.
[quote]"She was a very happy baby," Alexis Cox said in a phone interview Thursday. "She was always smiling."
The baby was taken to a friends home Wednesday afternoon.
Shortly after they arrived the baby started to cry. A friend was watching the baby while Cox left the room to warm a bottle for the baby. As the friend was taking Kylie out of the car seat the dog attacked the baby.
According to the police there were about 12 people in the home that tried to pull the dog off the baby.
"Right away they tried to get in there," Sgt. Heidi Metz said. Kylie was taken to St. John Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights, where she died.
So far no charges have been filed against the dog's owner.
That decision will not be made until the people that were at the home are interviewed.
The dog is to be euthanized.
Why this is an OP/ED
In the story posted yesterday two people came on with comments this morning.
One said he is the mother's cousin. The other I do not know who she is.
This was said by her "what were these people thinking???????? i mean anyone with a little since would know not to sit a baby for god sake in the flippin floor and leave the child alone for EVEN a second
There is nothing wrong with leaving a baby on the floor if that would have been the case which it was not.
To the cousin I sent a user contact plus commented in my story to him.
I never at any time criticized this mother who is going through an unimaginable time in her life.
I kept adding up dates in my comments that showed she was never to blame.
When I write a story like this I cannot control who comments or what they say.
I do see it as my responsibility to monitor my story and to step in if it is going in the wrong direction and to add up-dates when necessary.
My heart goes out to this young mother and her family.
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