UPDATE - Autopsy shows baby died from dog-bite wounds

Franklin County prosecutor’s office to decide whether charges will be filed.
MCT Regional News
Dec 12, 2013

An autopsy yesterday confirmed that dog bites caused the death of a baby at her West Side home on Tuesday.

Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak said that Mia Gibson, who would have been 3 months old today, died from internal injuries caused by dog bites.

Mia’s mother, Sabrena L. Gibson, called 911 shortly before 7 a.m. after finding her daughter on the floor next to the living-room couch where the baby’s father was sleeping, Columbus police said. The family lives on Lake Shore Drive.

“My husband fell asleep and my baby fell onto the ground, and she’s just a preemie,” she told the dispatcher, over what sounded like a baby’s cry. “Oh, sweetheart. Oh, my sweet baby.”

Mia died about 7:45 a.m. at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Sgt. Steven Little of the first-shift homicide squad said the dogs, two Shiba Inus, didn’t seem to have attacked the baby but were playing roughly with her. The dogs were being held by Franklin County animal control at the request of police.

Detectives spoke with Gibson and the infant’s father, Chris Kusumi. The case will be forwarded to the Franklin County prosecutor’s office to decide whether charges would be filed.

(NOTE: To read the first story about this tragedy, click HERE.)

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By Allison Manning - The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio (MCT)

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Comments

webflowerz1

not to sound cold.. but accidents happen.. it goes back to.. don't fall asleep on couch with infant.. hello

deertracker

...or what, your dog will eat your child? SMDH!!!!!!!!!!!

ladydye_5

Can tell this wasn't a story with pit bulls in it.....the comments are too LOW.

deertracker

Agreed!