- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DECATUR, Ga. — DeKalb County prosecutors say the family of a girl who was critically injured in a dog attack has been awarded more than $70 million.

County Solicitor’s Spokeswoman Terrie Clark said in a statement Tuesday that the family of Erin Ingram was awarded $72 million in a suit against Twyann Vaughn of Lithonia.

Clark says Ingram was 8 years old when she was attacked by Vaughn’s dogs in her driveway and her left arm had to be amputated under the elbow. Clark says the girl also lost function in her right arm, has scars and faces additional surgeries.

Vaughn was found guilty in January 2012 of reckless conduct, violation of the county’s vicious dog ordinance, and failure to have the dogs immunized for rabies. She was sentenced to 16 months in jail.

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