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Babysitter Mauled To Death By Pit Bull

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File photo of a pit bull. (credit: JOEL ROBINE/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a pit bull. (credit: JOEL ROBINE/AFP/Getty Images)

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HODGES, S.C. (CBS Charlotte/AP) — Authorities say a 65-year-old woman was mauled to death by a dog while she was babysitting a toddler at a Hodges home.

Greenwood County deputies say another child in the home called 911 around 8 p.m. Tuesday to report the dog attack and that she had got the other people in the home out safely.

Authorities say officers found a pit bull with blood on it in the home and the body of Betty Todd in the living room. She had been bitten in the neck, head and face.

The dog was aggressive toward deputies, but the animal’s owner arrived and was able to get the dog into a room until an animal control officer could arrive.

The homeowners told authorities that Todd has been over to their home several times and the dog never showed any type of aggression toward her, WSPA-TV reports.

Deputies say they likely won’t file charges in the case.

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