Trial planned for McKeesport woman whose dog killed infant son
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A McKeesport woman waived her right to a preliminary hearning this morning and will stand trial on charges related to the death of her newborn son, who was mauled by her pet husky in February.
Brandy Furlong, 21, faces charges of child endangerment and allowing the dog attack on her 3-day-old son, Howard Nicholson Jr.
Ms. Furlong told investigators she stepped out of the room for minutes, leaving the infant in a baby carrier on the floor, and returned to find the dog hovering over him, his muzzle covered in blood.
Howard died shortly afterward. Ms. Furlong was the only one home at the time. She faces formal arraignment next month.
First Published June 11, 2012 12:12 am