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Newborn baby killed by family's dogs in California

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According to police, the mother opened a door after she left the baby on the couch and walked away thinking the dogs were tied up. Moments later, she heard her baby's cries. (KFSN)

A newborn baby in central Fresno, Calif. was mauled to death by the family's dogs.

She was 3-days old.

According to Fresno Police, the baby's mother opened a door to her home just after midnight and when she left the baby on the couch and walked away for a few seconds, thinking the dogs were tied up.

Officers say the mom rushed back when she heard the baby's cries.

"For any child to get injured, it hurts," Daniel Macias with the Fresno Police Department said. "But a newborn, we know how precious life is and it's very unfortunate this happened."

The dogs, which are believed to be shar-pei pit bull mixes, were taken by the SPCA.

Police weren't sure if they would be put down.

At this point, charges have not been ruled out but officers believe this was an accident.
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