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Pit Bulls Kept in Garage Maul 2 Year Old Boy to Death in Concord, California

By Scott A. Marks, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


Steven Hayashi, 52, was arrested for child endangerment and possessing a mischievous animal that causes death or great bodily injury after his pit bulls attacked and killed a 2-year-old boy in Concord, California. Authorities say the victim was the step-grandchild of Hayashi. The child was inside the family’s home with two adult relatives and a young sibling when the child wandered into the garage of them home where the pit bulls were kept. The dogs mauled the boy, he was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Hayashi is being held on $120,000 bail and is entitled to an attorney. Police are continuing to investigate the accident. If you would like to read more details on this story please see 2-year-old killed by pit bulls kept in a California home garage.

The death of this child is a tragedy for the family and the community. Dogs, although domestic animals, are still animals that have inherent dangerous propensities. Dogs should always be kept in a safe and humane manner and supervised by an individual capable of restraining the animal. Adults or other responsible, mature and competent people should maintain supervision while having a child in their custody and especially when the child is playing with any animal.

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