The owner of three pit bulls has been charged with murder after a 9-year old girl was mauled to death by the dogs. Monday evening in Southwest Detroit, Emma Hernandez was riding her bicycle in the alley, when the three pit bulls escaped from a neighbor's yard, police said.
The dogs belonged to Pierre Cleveland according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's office. He is charged with second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and having a dangerous animal causing death. He's being held in lieu of a $2 million dollar bail.
During the attack a male neighbor threw bricks at the dogs in an attempt to stop them from attacking the child. The child was observed with multiple bite wounds on her body. Medics were called to the scene, rendered medical assistance and transported the victim to a local hospital where wahe was announced deadl.