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POSTED: April 10, 2013 1:30 p.m.

Charges may be filed this week in the death of a 21-month-old North Bryan toddler mauled late last month by a pack of the family’s dogs.
Autopsy results were released to authorities April 3. According to Detective Donnie Thomas with the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department, the autopsy showed there was no foul play in the March 27 death of Monica Renee Laminack at her Elm Drive home in Ellabell.
“The actual wording (of the autopsy report) is ‘multiple penetrating wounds with multiple blunt force injuries,’ which naturally came from the seven dogs,” Thomas said Tuesday.
While Thomas did not say what charges may be filed, Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith previously said charges of child neglect may be filed.
“Charges are still pending at this time, and the sheriff and the district attorney are still going over everything right now,” Thomas said.
Thomas said charges could be filed this week, but did not say who may be charged. The child’s mother, Summer Laminack, 18, grandmother, Michelle McIntyre, great-grandmother, Pat Asher, and two uncles, ages 14 and 12, were at home at the time of the attack.
Nine dogs were in the home when the attack happened. Seven dogs involved in the attack were pit bulls or a pit bull mix and were euthanized, Smith previously said.
According to statements from the family, Monica played with the dogs often and they did not believe she was in danger.

 

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