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Mother Of Girl Killed In Dog Attack Surrenders To Police

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Bryan County, GA -

Officials say Summer Laminack, 18, was surrendered to the Bryan County Sheriff's Office by her attorney, Tom Edenfield of Savannah on charges of Cruelty to Children in the Second Degree in the death of her daughter, Monica.

Authorities have said Laminack's 18-month-old daughter, Monica, slipped through a dog door at her family's house in Ellabell on March 27 and was mauled to death in the backyard by pit bulls and pit bull mixes.

Laminack was arrested on the above charges, then released on a Five thousand (5,000) dollar O.R. Bond. Miss Laminack is not considered an escape risk.

Officials tell WSAV.com further action by the Bryan County Grand Jury is pending.

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Authorities confirm the death of young Monica Renee Laminack was consist ant with a dog attack, and foul play is not suspected. Bryan County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Donnie Thomas says the full autopsy report will be released by the Georgia Bureau Of Investigations at a later date.

Charges are expected to be filed against the family.

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Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith says the scene of a little girl mauled by seven dogs is one of the worst things his people have ever seen.

He says Wednesday night authorities received a call about 6:30 pm after the family found 21 month old Monica Renee Laminack in the yard. Smith days the child had been mauled by dogs owned by the family.  He says the child's clothes had been torn off and the girl was apparently dragged around the yard and that the child was dead at the scene.

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Smith says several people were apparently home at the time but were sleeping. He says apparently at one point the grandmother awakened and saw the attack and yelled "they're killing Monica."

Smith says an investigation is continuing and that charges of neglect could be filed against the family. He says the seven dogs, all pit bulls or mixed pit bulls, were "put down" and that he takes full responsibility for that decision.

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