Pit Bull Kills Owner’s 4-Year-Old Daughter

HOUMA, La. (March 26, 2014) A pit bull attacked and killed a 4-year-old girl who was watching television in her family’s apartment in Houma, La., and injured the girl's mother when the woman pulled her daughter away.

Megan Touchet, 27, barricaded herself and her daughter, Mia Derouen, in a bedroom after the attack Tuesday evening and called 911, Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis said.

Touchet handed her child out a second-floor apartment window to a rescue worker on a balcony, he said.

Officers shot and killed the dog, which was still being aggressive, he said.

Duplantis did not know whether the girl was on a sofa or chair or on the floor when she was attacked.

She was bitten on the face and head.

Her mother remained in a hospital Wednesday.

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