- Associated Press - Monday, December 1, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A Newark man whose two pit bulls mauled his young son after the boy was left alone with them may soon be freed from jail.

Enrique Carrillo has been in custody since the attack occurred in his apartment in February. He pleaded guilty in September to child endangerment.

NJ.com (https://bit.ly/1yaZcvg) reports Carrillo was sentenced Monday to time served. The 42-year-old also must serve three years of probation.

Essex County prosecutors said Carrillo’s two sons - who at the time were 10 and 13 - were visiting him when the attack occurred. After Carrillo left the apartment with his older son, the pit bulls somehow escaped their crates and attacked the younger boy, who was seriously injured but has since recovered.

Responding police officers shot both dogs, killing one. The other was euthanized.

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Information from: NJ.com, https://www.nj.com


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