NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) -- A pit bull mix that fatally mauled a 7-day-old baby in Pasco County has been euthanized.
Officials say the animal was put down Thursday afternoon. The 50-pound dog reportedly left more than 50 puncture wounds in Thomas Carter Jr. during Wednesday's attack. The baby's mother, 16-year-old Nicole Koezeno, woke up when a friend stopped by the family's home and found the bloody infant. She had been sleeping in the same bedroom with the baby but reportedly did not hear the attack.
When animal control officers responded to the home, the pit bull mix was fighting with another dog.
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the attack.
Pasco Animal Services officials say they are not planning to cite the infant's parents.
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