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Baby in Onslow County Has Had Toes Chewed off By Pit Bull

A baby from Onslow County had all the toes of his left foot chewed off by a Pit Bull. As the sheriff’s department reported, the infant could lose his foot from the injury. The baby’s mother told the Sheriff’s Deputy that she never heard the child cry out. 

The mother was horrified at her discovery of the injury when she went to go change the baby's diaper. Authorities say that the mother, Robie Lynn Jenkins, and her boyfriend, Tremayne Spillman, were also watching a friend’s 12-week-old Pit Bull. That “friend” was coincidentally arrested the night before due possession of a firearm by a felon.

According to the accident report, Ms. Jenkins had placed the 4-month-old victim on a foldout couch in the living room and she and her boyfriend were sleeping in a couch next to the baby. There were two other children in the bedroom. Evidence shows that the Pit Bull puppy was running loose within the entire house.

Additional documents state that Ms. Jenkins had been taking medication and never heard the child cry out. She only discovered the incident when she began changing the infant’s diaper. Onslow County Sheriff’s Dept. reported the child was taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital. Again, the baby looks like he may lose the entire foot. The mother and her boyfriend are likely facing felony child abuse charges.

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Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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